After COVID-19, should senior citizens be worried about monkeypox?

After COVID-19, should senior citizens be worried about monkeypox?
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The monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. is a reason for older Americans to be more vigilant, but not panic, experts said. This version of monkeypox kills less than 1% of infected patients, and so far, deaths have been reported only in Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The heightened awareness of monkeypox comes as cases are rising and the U.S. is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, which initially hit older populations very hard, especially those with compromised immune systems or those living in group settings.