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RCPH Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Randolph County

RCPH Confirms First Monkeypox Case in Randolph County

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Image Background Credit - CDC (Microscopic Image of Moneypox) ASHEBORO N.C. - Randolph County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Randolph County. In a press release this afternoon RCPH says they have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county and they say that individual, who will remain un-identified due to patient privacy, is currently isolated at home. “At this time, the risk of monkeypox transmission remains low,” said Tara Aker, Randolph County health director. “Our Health Department’s Communicable Disease team is monitoring the situation closely and is working closely with North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to respond.” As of today (Aug 8th 2022), the CDC reports there are 7,510 confirmed cases in the United States, w...