Following a Texas man's trip to Nigeria earlier this month, the CDC is now monitoring more than 200 people in 27 states as they may have been exposed to the rare West African disease monkeypox.
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While several are being monitored, there have been no additional cases of monkeypox detected in the U.S., The New York Post reported.
The man confirmed to have the smallpox-related disease traveled from Lagos to Dallas with a layover in Atlanta on July 8 and 9. This was nearly a week before being diagnosed with the rare bug transmitted through respiratory droplets and body fluids, according to the CDC.
Now the feds, with support from state and local health officials, are checking in with the individuals who came in contact with the patient, following up with them daily until the end of the month, Stat reported.