Related: Don’t shun Pride parades because of monkeypox, says WHOThe Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPB) said in a statement: “Some of the current cases involve individuals who recently traveled to Europe.

One Chicago resident reported attending the International Mr. Leather (IML) conference in Chicago from May 26-30. Additionally, residents from another state who were diagnosed with monkeypox also reported attending the IML conference.”It notes that “Globally, 33 countries have reported more than 1,450 confirmed monkeypox cases.

In the United States, 49 confirmed cases have been reported in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Most of the infected individuals have reported only mild symptoms, and none have died.“Early data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up a high number of cases.