Click: Tracking monkeypox cases state by state

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

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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