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Monkeypox case found in Moniteau County

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Moniteau County resident has tested positive for monkeypox, the county health department said Tuesday.

The county health department did not provide details, such as patient demographics, but said this was the first case of the virus found in Moniteau County.

State health officials have cautioned the public to look out for signs of monkeypox but say the overall risk to the public from this rare virus remains low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 84 cases in Missouri.

One person has died nationwide from monkeypox.

Symptoms of monkeypox include a rash and flu-like symptoms. They appear within a few weeks of exposure and typically last two to four weeks.

Boone County reported its first case of monkeypox on Aug. 30.

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