Massachusetts health officials announced Wednesday that they’ve confirmed a case of monkeypox, the first case of the rare virus identified in the United States in 2022, CBS Boston reports.
The Department of Public Health said the infection was found in an adult man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it’s linked to small recent outbreaks in Europe. Massachusetts General Hospital doctors said the patient didn’t have a travel history to areas with high levels of monkeypox.