First Probable Case of Monkeypox Found in San Francisco Resident
The San Francisco Department of Public Health on Friday announced the first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in a San Francisco resident.
The case was identified through testing at a California Department of Public Health laboratory.
The individual traveled to a location with an outbreak in cases, is in isolation and is in good condition, health officials said.
The individual reported no close contacts in San Francisco during the time period when they could have spread the infection to others.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmation from initial testing completed on Friday.
The risk to the general population from monkeypox is believed to be low.
The known cause of spread of monkeypox is prolonged contact and bodily fluids, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Having close physical contact, including sex, with multiple people, can put a person at higher risk for monkeypox, health officials said.
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