Second presumptive positive case of monkeypox investigated in Broward County, Florida

In a follow-up on a report this weekend, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) is investigating a second presumptive positive case of monkeypox.

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The person is isolated, and the risk of exposure remains low.

DOH-Broward is working with the Bureau of Epidemiology to notify close contacts and offer potential post-exposure prophylaxis.

Health officials say human-to-human transmission of monkeypox generally requires prolonged, face-to-face contact, direct contact with lesion materials, or indirect contact with lesion materials through contaminated items, such as contaminated clothing. Therefore, the risk of exposure remains low.

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