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Monkeypox

Monkeypox outbreaks have been reported globally, nationwide, statewide, and locally. Globally, as of August 5, 2022, there have been 28,220 cases reported, in over 88 countries. Nationwide, there have been 7,510 confirmed or probable cases in the United States (U.S.), including 1,310 in California and 71 in San Diego County.

Monkeypox can impact any segment of the population, as the virus spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, respiratory secretions, and shared towels or contaminated bedding (i.e., fomites). Those who may be at greater risk during this current outbreak includes those who reported having contact with a person or people, either with a similar appearing rash, or who received a diagnosis of confirmed or probable monkeypox. However, it is important to remember the monkeypox virus can infect anyone!

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