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What to know about monkeypox while traveling

Here is where it is spreading and what health experts advise to protect yourself

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As if the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t given travelers enough to worry about, monkeypox was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization last month. The Biden administration declared the outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday.

With more than 26,000 monkeypox cases reported around the globe as of Aug. 4, travelers may be wondering how worried they should be about the virus. Here is what you need to know about monkeypox when traveling and how to protect yourself from the virus.

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