Letitia, of Virginia, says there is certainly cause for concern about the monkeypox virus.  (John Michael Rush/Fox News Digital)

As monkeypox spreads globally, Americans share their concerns – Fox News

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Residents of New York and Virginia shared their level of concern about monkeypox after the World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency.

“I sometimes feel like there’s a lot of fear-inducing,” Charity, from Virginia, told Fox News. “They are trying to make us afraid.”

But Another Virginia woman, Laetitia, said monkeypox is “Definitely something to worry about.”

“If you touch someone who has monkeypox and they have a rash or scabies, they can be transmitted that way, or maybe you touch something that they touched that can be transmitted that way,” Letitia said. “this is scary.”

Doctor says MONKEYPOX is not the same type of virus as COVID

Letitia, of Virginia, says there is certainly cause for concern about the monkeypox virus. (John Michael Rush/Fox News Digital)

Cases in the United States grown to over 3500 — With a majority in New York — Since the first case was confirmed in May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar to smallpox, monkeypox causes a pus-filled rash, fever, and aches. Children and people with Immune deficiencies tend to have more severe cases.

“fact that [the WHO] Gregg, from Virginia, stated that the critical mass level is very frightening. “I’m waiting on how we need to better prepare for this, and whether it’s time for masks again.”

US MONKEYPOX cases jump as testing increases

labeled test tubes "Monkeypox virus positive and negative" In this illustration taken on May 23, 2022.

Test tubes labeled “monkeypox virus positive and negative” are shown in this illustration taken on May 23, 2022.
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Charity, of Virginia, told Fox News: “I had COVID-19, and I was as if I was really going to die because of the way they made it look.”

“When I had COVID-19, it wasn’t really that bad, so it’s probably the same,” she continued.

White House virus advisor addresses current threat level of MONKEYPOX

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 1 million people in the United States since January 2020, According to the World Health Organization.

Charity, of Virginia, says there has been a lot of intimidation around COVID-19.  (John Michael Rush/Fox News Digital)

Charity, of Virginia, says there has been a lot of intimidation around COVID-19. (John Michael Rush/Fox News Digital)

Laila – who was born with comorbidities – said she just Moderately concerned about monkeypoxbut people should respect those in fear.

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“I want to take it seriously,” Laila said. “But when I saw how I first heard about it a couple of months ago and it didn’t develop in the same way that COVID-19 did, I wouldn’t say I would avoid going everywhere and keep my house closed because of it.”

One New Yorker said she “didn’t have much energy left to worry” after taking any more of it Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I mean I don’t want to have it,” she said, “but I don’t do anything that I don’t understand.”

Megan Myers reported from New York City and John Michael Rush reported from Alexandria, Virginia.

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