|June 28, 2022|
Monkeypox adds to pandemic concerns
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Monkeypox has arrived in Riverside County.
Health officials said Wednesday June 22nd that an unnamed man, under the age of 60 in eastern Riverside County was seen in an outpatient setting and was not hospitalized.
There have been other cases of monkeypox in Los Angeles and San Diego counties and “It’s not surprising that we would have one in Riverside County,” health officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung said.
Monkeypox is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and does not spread easily between people without close contact.
There are no treatments that are specific for monkeypox.
Story Date: June 22, 2022