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US reports 1st case of pregnant woman with monkeypox in current outbreak

For the first time in the current outbreak, a pregnant woman in the U.S. has been diagnosed with monkeypox.

“There has been a case of a pregnant woman who delivered,” Dr. John Brooks, chief medical officer in the division of HIV prevention at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced over the weekend.

“We know that an infection can occur through placental transfer. And in the case that we are aware of presently, it doesn’t appear the virus was transmitted,” Brooks said during the presentation for the Infectious Diseases Society of America over the weekend…

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