Douglas County identifies second case of monkeypox

A second probable case of monkeypox was reported Tuesday by the Douglas County Health Department. The case is a known contact with a confirmed case, according to the health department. It is also the second known case in Nebraska, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health department said the patient was in home isolation and receiving outpatient care. Symptoms of monkeypox are similar to but milder than those of smallpox, according to the health department. The disease usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion. According to the health department, it is often accompanied by a rash that looks like pimples or blisters. Those who may have been exposed may be candidates for prophylaxis with a smallpox vaccine. The first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported in Douglas County on June 27. .If you have any questions, you can call the Department of Health Information Line at 402-444-3400.

A second probable case of monkeypox was reported Tuesday by the Douglas County Health Department.

The case is a known contact with a confirmed case, according to the health department.

It is also the second known case in Nebraska, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The health department said the patient was in home isolation and receiving outpatient care.

Symptoms of monkeypox are similar but milder than those of smallpox, according to the health department. The disease usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion. According to the health department, it is often accompanied by a rash that looks like pimples or blisters.

Those who may have been exposed may be candidates for prophylaxis with a smallpox vaccine.

The first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported in Douglas County on June 27.

If you have any questions, you can call the Department of Health Information Line at 402-444-3400.

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