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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – An alleged case of monkeypox is under investigation in South Florida.
State health officials on Sunday said they were investigating a case in Broward County that appeared to be linked to international travel.
The person is in isolation and local Health Department officials are notifying anyone who may have come into contact with the patient.
Health authorities did not provide further details about the incident.
Monkeypox is a virus that originates in wild animals such as rodents and primates, and is sometimes transmitted to humans. Most human cases have been in central and western Africa, where the disease is endemic.
https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/presumptive-case-of-monkeypox-found-in-south-florida/ Presumptive case of monkeypox found in South Florida