Monkeypox outbreak in U.S. is bigger than the CDC reports. Testing is ‘abysmal’

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People line up outside of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on June 23, as the city makes vaccines available to residents possibly exposed to monkeypox.

The testing system set up by the CDC actually deters doctors from ordering a monkeypox test, and many physicians aren’t familiar with the disease, resulting in too few tests and little tracking.

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