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Probable Monkeypox Case Detected

(Portland, OR) -- Oregon has its first probable case of human Monkeypox. The Oregon Health Authority says a man is isolated and following recommendations from public health officials after traveling to an area with confirmed cases. While the CDC is testing to confirm the illness, the OHA, CDC and health care providers are working to identify other people who might be at risk. OHA Public Health Dr. Richard Lehman says unlike COVID-19, Monkeypox does not spread easily between people, so the risk to other people is very low. Infection requires prolonged skin to skin contact. Currently, there are 84 cases across 18 states.

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