Seems like there is always something....
A new viral outbreak is making it's way to a person near you. Introducing....the Monkeypox !
New cases of monkeypox were reported in the U.K., Spain, Portugal, Italy and the U.S. this week, a rare occurrence for a virus largely confined to central and western Africa.
The U.S. reported its first monkeypox case of the year on Wednesday: a man in Massachusetts. New York City's health department said on Thursday that it is investigating a possible case as well. In the U.K., nine cases have been detected since the beginning of May. As of Thursday, Italy has confirmed one recent case, Portugal has confirmed 14, and Spain seven, along with 22 suspected cases. France reported a suspected case on Thursday too.
"This is the most important outbreak in the history of monkeypox in the Western Hemisphere," said Anne Rimoin, an epidemiology professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Alex Stone from ABC News talked to John & Ken about everything we know about the Monkeypox and where we think it came from.