Sep 19, 2022 07:32 PM

CDC Expert Warns of Potential Monkeypox Outbreak as First Case Hits Mainland

Wu Zunyou, the China CDC’s chief epidemiologist. Photo: VCG
Wu Zunyou, the China CDC’s chief epidemiologist. Photo: VCG

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) chief epidemiologist, Wu Zunyou, cautioned about potential monkeypox outbreaks in the country as the southwestern municipality of Chongqing reported the Chinese mainland’s first case of the contagious disease.

Wu said the risk of monkeypox-infected patients entering society will increase as the disease continues to spread globally, as China’s current seven-day centralized quarantine for inbound travelers is not long enough to cover monkeypox’s incubation period, which is between six and 13 days.

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