US records first two CHILD monkeypox cases: California toddler and an infant in D.C. were likely infected by ‘household contacts’ and both had contact with gay or bisexual men

  • One is a toddler in California while the other infant is not a US resident and was ‘transiting through’ Washington D.C., officials said
  • Both children are ‘doing well’ and likely were infected by ‘household contacts’
  • Dr Rochelle Walensky said they had contact with gay or bisexual men
  • It was not clear when they caught the virus, or what symptoms they had
  • This is the first time the virus has been detected among children in the US
  • Children under the age of eight are at high risk of severe monkeypox
  • A boy under 10 years old has also tested positive for the virus in the Netherlands

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