Volusia health officials confirm first monkeypox case in county

According to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, the first monkeypox case in the county has been confirmed.Health officials said this case is isolated. The Department of Health in Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to determine any other exposures. No additional cases have been identified at this time. RELATED: Health officials: Florida has nearly 10% of all U.S. monkeypox casesMonkeypox had mostly been found in Central and Western Africa, and in those areas, diseased wild animals could infect people with monkeypox, who’d then spread it to other people.Recently, cases have been spreading in the U.S. The virus has been spreading since May, primarily through close contact with someone who is infected with monkeypox, such as through prolonged face-to-face contact and direct or indirect contact with contaminated items. Health officials said the threat is low to the general population. The state has doses of the vaccine and vaccination is advised within 14 days of making contact with a person infected with monkeypox. According to doctors, symptoms include a fever, chills and a rash that can travel all over the body from the face. The rash has even been reported as painful sometimes. RELATED: New monkeypox cases reported in Central FloridaAnyone who comes in contact with someone infected with monkeypox is advised to contact their health department. For more information on monkeypox, visit here.

According to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, the first monkeypox case in the county has been confirmed.

Health officials said this case is isolated.

The Department of Health in Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to determine any other exposures.

No additional cases have been identified at this time.

RELATED: Health officials: Florida has nearly 10% of all U.S. monkeypox cases

Monkeypox had mostly been found in Central and Western Africa, and in those areas, diseased wild animals could infect people with monkeypox, who’d then spread it to other people.

Recently, cases have been spreading in the U.S.

The virus has been spreading since May, primarily through close contact with someone who is infected with monkeypox, such as through prolonged face-to-face contact and direct or indirect contact with contaminated items.

Health officials said the threat is low to the general population.

The state has doses of the vaccine and vaccination is advised within 14 days of making contact with a person infected with monkeypox.

According to doctors, symptoms include a fever, chills and a rash that can travel all over the body from the face. The rash has even been reported as painful sometimes.

RELATED: New monkeypox cases reported in Central Florida

Anyone who comes in contact with someone infected with monkeypox is advised to contact their health department.

For more information on monkeypox, visit here.

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