Health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in North Carolina

Health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA — Health officials have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in North Carolina Thursday. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said it found the case by testing at the State Laboratory of Public Health. Atrium Health said the case was not in Charlotte. “The number of monkeypox cases has been growing in the U.S. and globally,” said Dr. Zack Moore, state epidemiologist and epidemiology section chief. “Though this is the first confirmed case in North Carolina, we know there are likely other cases in the state. We are encouraging doctors to consider this in people who have a rash or skin lesion that looks like monkeypox.” NCDHHS said its working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to notify people who may have been …
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