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Health Authorities Issue New Advice for Avoiding Monkeypox

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U.S. health officials have declared monkeypox a public-health emergency, after the World Health Organization declared it a global health emergency in late July. WSJ explains what you should look out for and what scientists know about how the virus is spreading. Illustration: Adele Morgan

Updated Aug. 5, 2022 3:37 pm ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data finding the monkeypox outbreak is concentrated among men who have had sex with several men, and issued more detailed recommendations on how to avoid exposure to the disease.

Among 291 men surveyed, 40% reported that they had two to four partners and 14% reported five to nine partners in the three weeks before developing monkeypox, according to the report. About 19% reported 10 or more partners during that period, the CDC said Friday.

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