First case of presumed monkeypox reported in SWVA

(WDBJ) – A man in southwest Virginia has been identified as carrying the first case of presumed monkeypox in the region, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The specific area of southwest Virginia was not specified.

An additional five cases throughout Virginia were announced Wednesday, bringing the total cases reported since May 2022 to eight.

The patients are isolating, and the Health Department is working to identify and monitor their close contacts.

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