‘Rectal pain, perianal lesions’ linked to monkeypox as outbreak exceeds 60,000 cases

As monkeypox case counts continue to expand globally, a series of potentially new clinical symptoms have begun to emerge, a development that may bring gastroenterologists to the forefront of care for this evolving outbreak.The United States has now recorded more than 24,572 confirmed cases of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus since May, according to the CDC. With 64,916 cases worldwide, including 64,336 cases in countries where the disease is not endemic, on July 23, the WHO director-general declared the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern — the same designationRead More

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