In the United States, for the first time in 23 years, a case of infection with monkeypox was registered. This is reported by the BBC.
The infectious disease was found in a resident of Texas, who brought it from Nigeria. He is now in a stable condition in the hospital. Information about other cases has not yet been received.
The authorities are looking for 200 people from 27 states who may have had contact with the patient. The man was flying from Africa on two flights and could infect other passengers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the US Department of Health are trying to contact them.
Ministry officials note that the risk of spreading the disease is small since passengers of the aircraft are required to wear masks in the cabin.