The monkeypox virus initially causes flu-like symptoms before developing into a rash
on the face and body and is commonly found in parts of central and western Africa.
But this year there have been 1,880 infections in more than 30 countries where monkeypox is not commonly found.
Testing is largely limited to public health laboratories, which have a total capacity of about 8,000 tests per week.
Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra said in a statement
that all Americans should be concerned about cases of monkeypox.