Local health officials give update on concerns for monkeypox
Last updated 8/31/2022 at 11:30am
Hill County saw its first case of monkeypox yesterday, and while the national outbreak of the virus across the U.S. and the world is a cause for concern, it doesn’t appear that the disease is cause for alarm in this region for now.
Dr. Kevin Harada of Northern Montana Health Care said the outbreak is being monitored, but due to the virus’ relatively low rate of spread most people don’t need to worry about it for now.
“Time will tell if this is going to become more of a problem or not, we’re monitoring the situation,” Harada said.
Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg sa...