Fort Lauderdale, Florida – According to the Florida Department of Health-Broward, there’s a case of the monkeypox in Broward County. The case is related to international travel, and the infected person remains isolated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined DOH-Broward in conducting epidemiological investigations to notify possible exposures.
At this time, no additional cases have been identified. There is likely cross-protection against monkeypox. Health-care providers are asked to contact their local health department if they suspect a monkeypox case.
The risk of exposure remains low because human-to-human transmission generally requires prolonged, face-to-face contact or direct contact.
President Joe Biden was asked about his level of concern regarding the spread of monkeypox on Sunday.
“Well, [the health advisors] haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about. We’re working on it hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine, if any, may be available for it,” he said. “But it is a concern if that if it were to spread, it’s consequential. But that’s all they’ve told me.”