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Winnebago County confirms first case of monkeypox

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 15:22:26-04

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (NBC 26) — Winnebago County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in a Winnebago County resident.

The individual is currently in isolation and is working with the health department to identify anyone who many have been exposed to the virus.

"While the risk to the public remains low at this time, it's important for everyone to know the symptoms and seek medical care if exposed or showing signs of monkeypox. Treatment options are available," said Doug Gieryn, Winnebago County Health Department Health Officer/Director. "We can help prevent the outbreak from getting worse if we take the steps now to stay safe and prevent spread of the disease."

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