Lancaster County health department reports first presumed case of monkeypox

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A presumed case of monkeypox has been reported in Lancaster County, according to the health department.

This is the first presumed case reported in the county.  It was reported in a man in his 30s with recent travel history, and he is now isolated at home.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department says it is investigating potential close contacts.  It will notify those who may have been exposed.

Health officials say the risk to the public is low but people should be aware the virus has been identified in the county.

More information on monkeypox can be found here.

On June 27, the first case of monkeypox in Nebraska was reported in Douglas County.  So far, five cases of monkeypox have been reported in the state.

See also: Douglas County Health Department reports first case of monkeypox in Nebraska

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