World Health Organization Reports Increase in Monkeypox Cases

Marquette MI – Michigan announced its first probable case of monkeypox on June 29th with an Oakland County resident. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also reported a 77% increase in lab-confirmed monkeypox cases to now more than 6,000 cases worldwide. CDC reports that this is not yet a public health emergency but continues to mainly affect men who have had sex with men.

Similar to the first outbreak in 1953, most monkeypox patients experience fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. The more progressed cases may develop a rash and lesions that can spread to other parts of the body.

The disease is currently containted in parts of Africa, infecting through bites from rodents or small animals and does not usually spread easily among people.

For more information, visit the CDC website and stay tuned to WZMQ for updates following.