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President Biden Says Quarantines for Monkeypox Not Required in the U.S.

Health advisors say the smallpox vaccine protects against it

On Monday, President Joe Biden said Monday that he did not believe a quarantine to prevent the spread of monkeypox in the United States would be necessary, saying there are sufficient vaccine doses available to combat any serious flare-up of the disease.

Belgium became the first country to impose a quarantine on its residents because of monkeypox, requiring those infected to isolate for 21 days.

But in the United States, "I just don't think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with COVID-19, and the smallpox vaccine works for it," Biden said at a news conference Monday after meeting with Kishida Fumio, the Japanese prime minister, at Akasaka Palace.

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