San Diego County identifies third probable case of monkeypox, pending CDC confirmation

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency Friday, June 17, identified another probable case of hMPXV, also known as human monkeypox, bringing the region’s total probable case count to three. All probable cases must be verified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and that process can take several days. The two prior probable cases reported by the county June 15 have not yet been verified by the CDC. HHSA officials said this most recent case has no connection or relation to the first two probable cases, but like the other two, the individual also recently traveled internationally. The person is in isolation and although symptomatic, is doing well and is not hospitalized. “All three individuals with probable cases of hMPXV here in the region are doing we
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