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Two children in the US - one in California - have been diagnosed with monkeypox, an infectious virus similar to smallpox.

Both cases are "likely the result of household transmission" and "had no contact with each other," the Centers for Disease Control said in a statement.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said both children live with gay men.

"Both of those children are traced back to individuals who come from the men who have sex with men community," said Walensky (see video below).

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The monkeypox infection rate in the U.S. is highest in the gay and bisexual community among men who have sex with men.

Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is not a gay disease.

Monkeypox infects adults with compromised immune systems, such as people who are diagnosed with HIV and AIDS, type 1 diabetes, Lupus, or people taking chemotherapy and other drugs.

Compromised immunity means an immune system that isn't functioning properly and does not protect against infection.

Monkeypox also infects pregnant women who may be temporarily immunosuppressed du to gestational diabetes, and babies and toddlers who do not have fully developed immune systems yet.

Monkeypox cases are rising in Atlanta, Georgia where more than 50% of gay males are infected with the HIV virus and have suppressed immune systems.

Monkeypox is spread through skin to skin contact and possibly through airborne droplets.

The virus is spread among people with weak immune systems and babies who don't have fully developed immune systems.

Monkeypox is not a fatal disease. Only 5 deaths have been recorded outside of the US. None in the US.

Even if your immune system is strong, stay vigilant, wash your hands and don't touch your face.

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A week after globalist Bill Gates warned of "Smallpox terrorism", vials of smallpox were found in a Merck research facility in Pennsylvania.

The FBI seized 15 suspicious vials -- 5 labeled "smallpox" -- and sent them to the CDC for analysis.

What is Smallpox?

Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The virus was eradicated from earth in 1980. 15 million people were infected every year and 30% of those infected died.

Smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating diseases to humankind.

In June, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug to treat smallpox -- even though smallpox is eradicated.

Government and health agencies keep samples of smallpox virus for research purposes.

What Are the Symptoms of Smallpox?

Symptoms of smallpox usually appear about a week to 17 days after exposure to the virus (incubation period).

After the incubation period, the following flu-like symptoms occur:

  • high fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • severe back pain
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting

The symptoms go away after three days and the patient feels better. Then a rash appears.

The rash starts on the face and spreads to the hands, forearms and the trunk of the body. Within two days, the rash develops into raised abscesses filled with fluid and pus.

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The abscesses break open and scab over. The scabs eventually fall off, leaving pit mark scars. The patient is contagious until the scabs fall off.

How Does Smallpox Spread?

Smallpox is an airborne disease that spreads via coughing, sneezing, or direct contact with bodily fluids. The virus can also be spread by touching contaminated clothes or bedding.

Is There a Treatment for Smallpox?

There is no known cure for smallpox. Vaccination within one to three days can keep the illness from becoming severe.

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The FBI and Centers for Disease Control are investigating vials marked "Smallpox" that were found in a Merck lab outside Philadelphia.

Samples of smallpox aren't approved to be used in private experiments or research.

The 15 "questionable vials" were found inside a Merck facility freezer in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility.

An alert was sent to the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday night, indicating that 5 of the vials were labeled "smallpox" and 10 as "vaccinia," reports Yahoo News.

Bill Gates, who is not a doctor, recently warned that the next pandemic will be smallpox.

In a statement to CNN, the CDC said: "There is no indication that anyone has been exposed to the small number of frozen vials."

Smallpox, a highly contagious and deadly virus, was eradicated from earth in 1980.

The smallpox virus infected 15 million people globally every year, killing about 30% of those infected.

By comparison, the Covid-19 virus kills less than 1% of those who are infected.