Riverside County health officials report first pediatric case of Monkeypox in county

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Valley News - Health
A child from western Riverside County is the first pediatric case of Monkeypox in the county, according to local health officials.The child, who is less than 10 years old, did not require hospitalization and is recovering at home. Officials from Riverside University Health System-Public Health were notified the week of Sept. 11 about the preliminary positive test results and are trying to determine the source of the infection.“This case reminds everyone that MPX can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation,” Dr. Geoffrey Leung, public health officer for Riverside County, said.Riverside County has reported about 256 probable/confirmed MPX cases in the county, the majority coming from the Coachella Valley. There have been a handful of cases reported in w
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