More than 200 people in 27 states now being monitored for monkeypox

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"We're in the time frame where we certainly want to closely monitor people."
Officials are reportedly monitoring more than 200 people across the U.S. who were possibly exposed to monkeypox after a person who contracted the virus in Nigeria returned to the U.S. in July.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with authorities in 27 states to evaluate individuals who could have come in contact with a U.S. resident who returned home from Lagos, Nigeria, on an overnight flight to Dallas, Stat News reported.

Individuals being observed, who are deemed to have come into contact with the person, include anyone who sat within 6 feet of the infected person, flight attendants and individuals who might have used the same cabin bathroom, according to the outlet.

"While rare, this case is not a reason for alarm and we do not expect any threat to the general public.…
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