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First probable case of monkeypox identified in Detroit, officials say

Symptoms of monkeypox are fever, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, headache, muscle aches and back pain

FILE – This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows oval-shaped mature monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. African health authorities said Thursday, June 30, 2022 that they are treating the growing monkeypox epidemic there as an emergency and calling on wealthy nations to share the limited global supply of vaccines to avoid the glaring equity issues seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File) (Uncredited, CDC)

DETROIT – The first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Detroit, according to the city’s health director.

Detroit Health Department Health Officer Denise Fair Razo said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services alerted them to the case.

This is the second confirmed case in Michigan.

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Symptoms of Monkey Pox

Symptoms of monkeypox can include:

  • Fever

  • Swollen lymph nodes

  • Chills

  • Exhaustion

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain and back pain

If you are a medical provider and a Detroit resident, call the Nurses Hotline Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 313-876-4444.

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