No announcement yet.

Fifth child tests positive for monkeypox in US

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Fifth child tests positive for monkeypox in US

    The CDC says monkeypox is particularly dangerous for children under 8 years old

    Published August 3, 2022 10:13am EDT

    By Anders Hagstrom

    At least five children have tested positive for monkeypox in the U.S. since July.

    Four of the children who have been confirmed to have the disease are U.S. citizens, with two in California and two in Indiana. The final case was an infant who was tested while traveling through Washington, D.C. but is not a U.S. resident, according to ABC 7.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that young children may be at an increased risk of more severe monkeypox cases should they be infected. The organization placed the cut-off age for severe risk at 8 years old, though it said pediatric data is "limited."