Two New Monkeypox Cases Reported in Douglas County

July 29, 2022, 11 a.m. ·

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

The Douglas County Health Department is reporting two more cases of monkeypox in the county. That brings the total number of cases in the Omaha-area county to six.

There are now a total of 8 cases in Nebraska. The health department says contact tracing has started on the most recent cases, and no other information about the patients is being released, to protect their privacy.

The main symptom of monkeypox is a blister-like skin rash. Anyone who suspects they have the disease should contact their health care provider.

While the World Health Organization has declared moneypox a Global Health Emergency, the Douglas County Health Department says the risk to the general public here remains low, but people should be cautious.

For more information on monkeypox, click here. To read about the latest efforts by the FDA to combat monkeypox, click here.

Monkeypox symptoms
Courtesy Douglas County Health Department