First case of Monkeypox identified in West Allis resident

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Public Health Department has confirmed a case of Monkeypox has been identified in a West Allis resident.

The West Allis Health Department has been in contact with the person. That person is currently isolating and those in close contact have been notified, according to West Allis police.

This is the 14th case of Monkeypox that has been identified in a Wisconsin resident.

Officials say that while the risk to the public is low, people should still be aware of the symptoms of Monkeypox and seek medical attention if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • New, unexplained rashes and skin lesions
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
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