RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – A second case of monkeypox has been identified in North Carolina.
Health authorities in the Mecklenburg district confirmed a case of the viral disease on Monday.
“Although monkeypox infections remain rare, the CDC reports that cases continue to rise across the country,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, Director of the MCPH. “It is very important to be aware of the symptoms of monkeypox and to be vigilant. Anyone with a worrying rash should contact their doctor.”
That The first case was found in Haywood County.
Most infections last 2-4 weeks, with the rare but potentially serious viral illness typically causing flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes, and a bumpy rash.
Transmission occurs through direct skin-to-skin contact, through contact with an infectious rash, or through bodily fluids or respiratory secretions.
It can be mistaken for a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes, or chickenpox.
More than 3,300 cases of monkeypox have been identified worldwide since May, including 156 in the United States, according to the NCDHHS
There were no deaths related to the monkeypox outbreak.
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