September 29, 2022
Second presumptive monkeypox case in Colorado brings US total to 12

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Public Health Laboratory reported on Friday evening that the young man had recently come into contact with a person who had travelled to Canada and is suspected to be the area’s first case of the virus.

“The new presumptive case is a young adult male who sought care in the Denver area and is improving and isolating at home,” the local health agency reported, before noting that the case is still awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On the CDC’s monkeypox tracker database, however, it appears that the health agency has confirmed the mountain state’s two presumptive positive cases, as it now lists the country’s tally at 12 cases nationally.

Outside of Colorado, there are two cases each in California, Utah, and Florida, while Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Virginia are all still reporting just one case.

» continue to The Independent