Alaska reports first case of monkeypox

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The Alaska Department of Health (DOH) and the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) today announced the first case of monkeypox in Alaska. In a press release, DOH said the person, an Anchorage resident, did not require hospitalization and is isolating at home. It was also stated that the individual had not traveled but was a close contact of an individual who had recently traveled outside of Alaska.

The release went on to say, “The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is continuing to work to identify people who may have been exposed to monkeypox in Alaska. Any close contacts will be notified and offered vaccine. People with close contact exposure to monkeypox

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