Three additional cases of monkeypox announced in Del.

Monkeypox Delaware

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Division of Health has announced three additional cases of monkeypox in the state.

We’re told the three most recent cases involve a 42-year-old Kent County man and two New Castle County men, a 19-year-old and a 24-year-old, whose cases are unrelated. At least one individual confirmed close intimate contact with another individual, however, none reported close contact with someone known to have monkeypox. All three individuals reported close contact with a very limited number of individuals and are self-isolating.

Although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a national public health emergency on Thursday, DPH says it does not have plans at this time to make a similar request specific to the State of Delaware.

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