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Matt Ford, from Los Angeles, is the first patient to come forward to talk about his monkeypox diagnosis. He is pictured above with three spots due to the virus on his face

America’s first monkeypox patient to come forward is an actor from Los Angeles

The first American monkeypox patient to go public with his battle against the tropical virus has slammed health officials for a ‘lackluster’ job of testing for the virus, which has left many cases undiagnosed. Matt Ford, a self-employed actor who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, has spoken out to warn …

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The BA.5 (dark green) and BA.4 (light green) now combine to make up more than half of active Covid cases in the U.S.

COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 variants make up more than HALF of US cases

New COVID-19 variants are starting to rise in the United States, with the highly feared BA.4 and BA.5 strains now making up around half of active cases in the nation – according to most recently available sequencing data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed Tuesday that the strains combine for 52 percent …

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America has now confirmed 31 cases of monkeypox across 12 states and Washington D.C.

The US already has up to 300 monkeypox cases – nine times official tally of 31, expert claims

America may already have as many as 300 cases of monkeypox — more than nine times the official tally of 31 — but has missed hundreds due to a lack of testing, an expert warned Monday. Dr Boghuma Titanji, an infectious diseases expert at Emory University in Georgia,  claimed the U.S. likely already has the …

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