Health officials investigate local monkeypox cases

Health officials investigate local monkeypox cases

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – Health officials are investigating several monkeypox cases in Northeast Ohio. According to the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s website, the city has 14 cases of monkeypox. The health department’s office of epidemiology will continue monitoring these cases and contact tracing. Lorain County Public Health also confirmed Friday afternoon that they’re investigating a monkeypox case in the county. Health officials say that person is isolating and the risk to the public is low. “We have been closely monitoring the monkeypox outbreak in the United States. We are monitoring the person, and we continue to reach out to all known close contacts to help prevent the spread of this disease,” said LCPH Commissioner Mark Adams. As of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported …
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