IDPH Announces Second Probable Case of Monkeypox

IDPH Announces Second Probable Case of Monkeypox

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced a second probable case of monkeypox has been found in Chicago.

The department said in a tweet Friday that the second case was a close contact of the first positive case that was announced Thursday.

The tweet said “the risk to the general public remains low.”

The Chicago Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health said the first case was found in a Chicago man who recently traveled to Europe.

They noted the man has not required hospitalization and is “isolating at home in good condition.” As of Friday, the U.S. had identified at least 20 cases in 11 states.

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