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The number of confirmed cases in the state of Georgia has reportedly more than tripled in more than a week.
FOX 5, citing a representative from the Georgia Department of Public Health, said the state has reported more than 40 cases of the virus.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the Peach State has 48 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus and orthopoxvirus.
While health officials have not released information about the new cases there, previous infections in men in the Atlanta metro area have been confirmed.
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The first case of monkeypox in Georgia was confirmed last month.
Nationwide, the majority of cases were reported in California, New York, and Illinois.
There are nearly 930 cases across the country and efforts to provide vaccines are underway, though not without setbacks.
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Although most cases have been seen in gay or bisexual men, experts warn that anyone is at potential risk.
People usually turn infected with the monkeypox virus by contact with skin lesions or body fluids of infected animals or humans or by contact with materials contaminated with the virus.
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Monkeypox, which is related to smallpox, has milder symptoms.
Some symptoms of monkeypox include fever, chills, rash, and aches, before lesions develop.
Associated Press contributed to this report.