CDC expects five U.S. Monkeypox cases

Photo by: Centers for Disease Control
Photo by: Centers for Disease Control

(Atlanta, GA) -- The nation is likely on the verge of more confirmed cases of Monkeypox.

A man already tested positive in Massachusetts and the CDC expects the same from two patients in Utah and one each in New York and Florida by Tuesday. The U.S. is releasing a stockpile of vaccines for those at high risk.

Health experts think sexual activity at raves could be why the global outbreak has spread to 12 countries in the past two weeks, though the disease is not exclusively spread through sexual activity. Close contact results in spread of the disease.