Detroit Evening Report, June 30, 2022: Michigan’s first probable case of monkeypox detected in Oakland County

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. U.S. health officials are expanding the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also say they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak.

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Health officials say Michigan’s first probable case of monkeypox has been detected in Oakland County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday that the case was identified in a resident who is currently isolating and does not pose a risk to the public. Preliminary testing completed at the department’s Bureau of Laboratories returned a presumptive positive result and testing to confirm the case is underway at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State and local health officials are working to notify any close contacts of the individual.

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Photo credit: CDC via Associated Press

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.