The Seneca County Health Department has identified the first case of monkeypox in the county.
The individual who tested positive for the virus has a history of travel and is currently isolating, according to SCHD. They say there is no risk to the general public at this time.
SCHD reports it is working with the state Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the resident’s medical providers to ensure they receive proper care.
Those with any unexplained rashes combined with risk factors for monkeypox are advised to contact their local health care provider.
For more information on monkeypox, visit the following links:
CDC monkeypox resources: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html
NYS DOH monkeypox resources: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/monkeypox/
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