The first monkeypox cases since 2022 have been reported to health officials in Minnesota, who are urging vaccinations to help stop the spread of the virus.
The virus has mainly spread among gay and bisexual men, though health officials continue to stress that anyone can be infected.
At least a dozen U.S. pride events are scheduled over the next two months.
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
As children get ready to head back to school, health experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics advise that the risk to children is low, but that doesn't mean it's none.
Monkeypox was first named in 1958 when research monkeys in Denmark were observed to have a “pox-like” disease.
There are now 33 confirmed Monkeypox cases in Minnesota, and state officials warn that cases, and misconceptions, surrounding them could continue to increase.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
An infant in D.C. tested positive for monkeypox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.