Oregon identifies its first likely monkeypox infection

States with identified monkeypox cases

Oregon reported its first likely monkeypox case Thursday, June 16.

Oregon on Thursday reported its first likely monkeypox infection and one of 99 identified nationally.

The person had traveled to a community with confirmed cases before falling ill, the Oregon Health Authority said. Officials are labeling the case as “probable” and are awaiting testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.

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