Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois day-care worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, children and other staff potentially exposed President Joe Biden declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Employees and children at an Illinois daycare center are being screened for monkeypox after an employee tested positive for the disease, health officials said. The positive case at a daycare in Rantoul, Illinois, was the third case in Champaign County, prompting health care personnel to screen individuals at the facility who may have been exposed. "An adult at a daycare center in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox," Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Sameer Vohra said Friday. "Screenings of children and other staff are taking place now, and no additional cases have been found at this time." The …
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