KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Well being officers stated Saturday that that they had recognized what’s more likely to be the primary case of monkeypox in Missouri.
Officers stated the possible case of monkeypox was present in a Kansas Metropolis resident who had lately traveled out of state. That particular person did not should be hospitalized.
State and native well being officers are ready for the federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention to substantiate the outcomes. In the meantime, officers are notifying individuals who might have been involved with the contaminated particular person.
The illness that first causes flu-like signs earlier than progressing to a rash on the face and physique is usually present in components of central and west Africa. However this 12 months, 1,880 infections have been reported in additional than 30 nations the place monkeypox is not sometimes discovered.
Most of these instances have been present in Europe, however the CDC stated Saturday that 113 instances of monkeypox have been present in the US.
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