SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Although monkeypox is not a new disease, it has made recent headlines as health officials reported a confirmed case in Massachusetts on May 18. As more cases of monkeypox are detected internationally, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in the West.
How concerned should Bay Area residents be about monkeypox?
One UCSF infectious diseases specialist said he isn’t concerned about the virus but is curious about how this virus has recirculated. The first human case was in Africa back in 1970.