Information on “monkeypox” from Steuben County Public Health

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No monkeypox has been found or suspected to be in Steuben or Allegany County at this time.

Have you been hearing about monkeypox and wondering what it is?

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection in most of the world, so much so that clinicians in many countries can go their entire careers without seeing any cases. Yet a recent uptick in seemingly unconnected cases throughout Europe and North America has raised some warning signs about the potential for community spread. This is still being investigated, but for now, here are some basic facts about the virus.

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