U.S. monkeypox cases may be peaking, experts say

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monkeypox cases in some large U.S. cities appear to be declining, matching trends seen in Europe, and experts are cautiously optimistic the outbreak may have peaked in places hit hardest hit by the virus. The World Health Organization earlier on Thursday said monkeypox cases reported globally declined 21% last week, after a month-long trend of rising infections, but noted that U.S. cases continued to rise. Nevertheless, some U.S. experts believe cases are starting to decline based largely on immunity from prior infection and behavior changes as awarenes…

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