Second Monkeypox Case Reported in Douglas County

July 5, 2022, 4 p.m. ·

Monkeypox virus
The monkeypox virus causes a blister-like rash (Photo courtesy CDC)

A second case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Health Department says the person is at home and receiving outpatient care.

According to the department, the patient was a known contact to another confirmed case. The health department is now doing contact tracing to see who might have been exposed to this second patient.

The first reported case in the county came a week ago. That person was identified as a man in his 30s with a history of traveling internationally. The health department said the risk to the public continues to remain low, but if you develop a rash you think might be related to monkeypox you should call your health care provider.

For more information on monkeypox and how it is spread click here.