Two New Monkeypox Cases Reported in Douglas County
By Geoff Roth, Managing Editor Nebraska Public Media
July 29, 2022, 11 a.m. ·
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.