BOSTON (WHDH) - The Massachusetts man who contracted monkeypox is now out of the hospital, officials confirmed Tuesday night.
A man who recently traveled to Canada was hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days and is said to be doing well. After getting clearance from public health officials, he was discharged.
According to the CDC, Mass. health officials are currently monitoring more than 200 people who came into contact with that person. Most of them are health care workers.
This is the first case detected in the United States this year. There are now more than 100 suspected and confirmed cases worldwide.
As monkeypox cases rise, the U.S. is working to make vaccines accessible by pulling them out of the national stockpile.
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