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Monkeypox virus infection confirmed in Maryland resident

November 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports a single case of monkeypox virus infection was confirmed Tuesday in a Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria. Maryland health officials said the resident has mild symptoms, is currently recovering in isolation, and is not hospitalized. No special precautions are recommended at this time for the general public, according to the Maryland Department of Health. "Public health authorities have identified and continue to follow up with those who may have been in contact with the diagnosed individual," Dr. Jinlene Chan, MDH deputy secretary for public health, said in a statement. "Our response in close coordination with (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) officials demonstrates the importance of maintaining a strong public health infrastructure."