First case of monkeypox reported in Delaware

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced the state’s first case of monkeypox.

We’re told the test results came back this week showing a 41-year-old New Castle County man tested positive for MPX. The positive case is considered probable, pending confirmatory testing by the CDC.

The Delaware man did not report any travel or exposure to someone known to have MPX but is believed to have been exposed to the virus after close intimate contact with an individual in early July. The individual is self-isolating and health officials are working to identify any possible close contacts.

DPH is working with the CDC to confirm the course of treatment for the man.

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