Fort Lauderdale, FL (AP) – A suspected case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida.
State health officials said Sunday that they are investigating a case in Broward County that appears to be related to international travel. The person is in isolation, and local Department of Health officials are informing people who may have been in contact with the patient. No further details of the case were reported by the health department.
Monkeypox is a virus that originates in wild animals such as rodents and primates and occasionally spreads to humans. Most human cases have been in central and West Africa, where the disease is endemic.