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First Monkeypox case confirmed in El Paso County


Last updated 7/26/2022 at 2:17pm

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has identified the first case of monkeypox in El Paso County. CDPHE is the lead agency on this investigation and is completing the contract tracing associated with this case. El Paso County Public Health's role is to vaccinate any high-risk exposures identified by CDPHE as part of their investigation.

Individual risk to the public continues to be low, health officials say. Monkeypox may begin with flu-like symptoms that may include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. Typically, a rash or skin bu...

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