Monkeypox is in Lane County and Oregon. FAQ on contagious virus

Monkeypox is in Lane County and Oregon. FAQ on contagious virus

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As the first monkeypox cases emerge in Oregon, including three known in Lane County, health officials are advising information-sharing, testing, vaccination and treatment as part of the statewide response to the national outbreak.

At least seven cases of the monkeypox virus have been identified in Oregon.

Lane County Public Health spokesman Jason Davis said a third Lane County case was confirmed by a state laboratory Thursday, and the county is waiting for federal lab confirmation of all its cases. Four other state casesare pending at the state laboratory.

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