Monkeypox found in Hill County


Last updated 8/30/2022 at 12:03pm

Staff and wire report

Hill County Health Department announced in a release late this morning that a single case of presumptive monkeypox virus has been confirmed in a Hill County adult.

The release said initial testing was competed Monday at the Montana State Public Health Laboratory and confirmatory testing will take place with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The disease has been endemic in parts of Africa for decades, with the disease spreading to other areas including the U.S. at times.

Outbreaks of monkeypox were identified in Europe and North America, including the...

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