Monkeypox cases identified in Oklahoma
(KTEN) — Cases of monkeypox has been found in the United States, and now two cases of monkeypox has been identified in Oklahoma.
Both patients recently traveled outside the United States.
Monkeypox is a virus that causes a fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash. This virus is spread through close contact with someone with monkeypox.
The Oklahoma State Health Department said it has been monitoring this situation.
"Be aware if you are around somebody that has monkeypox or have traveled to countries that are having outbreaks of monkeypox to remember it is that close physical contact," said Oklahoma State Health epidemiologist Jolianne Stone.
If you get symptoms, reach out to your health care provider as soon as possible.