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.
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.