Click: Tracking monkeypox cases state by state

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a health emergency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s interactive map below shows the total amount of confirmed cases in each state.

The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, including hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as sharing bedding, towels and clothing. People getting sick so far have been primarily men who have sex with men. But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone.

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