The CDC is recommending people limit their number of sexual partners to avoid being infected with monkeypox.
Although it is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, monkeypox is transmitted through close physical contact.
The CDC says if you suspect your partner has monkeypox, the best protection is to avoid kissing or touching or having sex or any other close physical contact.
Data released from the CDC shows a majority of monkeypox infections are being found among men who have sex with men.
As of Friday August 4th 2022, the CDC reported more than seven-thousand cases of monkeypox nationwide.
California is reporting 1,135 cases, and Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are reporting 60 cases combined.
Epidemiologist Ryan Chatelain conducts monkeypox disease training to health investigators at the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, July 29, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) used locally Aug 5th 2022