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    Possible case of monkeypox reported in Broward County
    By 7 News WSVN
    May 22, 2022

    (WSVN) - The Florida Department of Health in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating one possible case of monkeypox that was reported in Broward County Sunday.

    Health officials said this may have been related to international travel...

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    Florida health officials investigating 3rd possible monkeypox case in US

    Sun, May 22, 2022, 5:31 PM


    Florida health officials are investigating what they describe as a "presumptive" monkeypox case, making it the third possible case of the virus in the U.S. as global infections continue to rise.


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      2nd presumptive case of monkeypox reported in Florida | WFLA


      TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials are investigating a second presumptive cases of monkeypox Monday afternoon.

      Both cases are out of Broward County and include recent international travel. The first case was reported on Sunday.


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          Monkeypox cases confirmed in three South FL residents; 19 cases across the U.S.
          By: Issac Morgan - June 2, 2022 12:27 pm

          A rare disease spreading globally and across the United States that can cause skin lesions and other symptoms has been confirmed in Florida, with all three cases detected in Broward County.

          A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health told the Florida Phoenix in an email Thursday that the agency now provides “up-to-date information on monkeypox” including case information on its website.

          State data show that all the cases [3] have been identified in Broward County, which is in South Florida, as of Wednesday. Previously, two presumptive positive cases were identified in Broward, according to the state health department...


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            Broward’s monkeypox outbreak is at 5 cases, state agency reports
            Group of scientists seeks to change name of infectious viral disease amid global outbrake
            Andrea Torres, Digital Journalist
            Published: June 14, 2022 at 3:28 PM
            Updated: June 14, 2022 at 3:38 PM

            PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – There have been five monkeypox cases reported in Florida — and all of them were in Broward County — according to the Florida Department of Health’s data Tuesday afternoon.

            The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 64 cases in the U.S. and recently issued a travel health Level 2 notice adding the risk to the general public was low.

            The World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Tuesday an emergency meeting will be held on June 23 after more than 1,600 cases and nearly 1,500 suspected cases were reported in 39 countries.

            The infectious viral disease that typically begins with flu-like symptoms and lymph node swelling progresses to a rash and in severe cases to hemorrhagic disease or other conditions requiring hospitalization...


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                Florida monkeypox tally now at 9, Most in Broward County
                According to the CDC Wednesday, 84 total confirmed monkeypox/orthopoxvirus cases have been reported from 18 states and the District of Columbia.

                The State of Florida has accounted for nine confirmed or probable cases–four acquired in Florida, four acquired outside the country and one case is unknown.

                Of the nine cases, four have been confirmed.

                Eight of the cases have been reported in Broward County, while Collier County has reported a single case to date.

                All of the cases have been reported in people ages 25 to 59...


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                  Florida health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in Orange County
                  CDC data shows 9 cases in Florida
                  Brenda Argueta, Digital Journalist
                  Published: June 17, 2022 at 7:55 AM
                  Updated: June 17, 2022 at 8:01 AM

                  ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – As more cases are identified, Orange County has confirmed its first case of monkeypox.

                  Florida Department of Health data last updated Thursday shows there is one case in Orange County...


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                    2nd case of monkeypox found in Orange County, 1 case in Seminole County, records show
                    13 cases now reported in Florida
                    Thomas Mates, Digital storyteller
                    Published: June 20, 2022 at 5:27 PM
                    Updated: June 20, 2022 at 11:25 PM

                    The Florida Department of Health’s website now shows there are at least two cases of monkeypox in Orange County and at least one in Seminole County.

                    This comes just three days after the first Central Florida case was reported in Orange County Friday.

                    Records show the patient in the second Orange County case contracted the disease in Florida. That patient is in the age range of 40 to 44 years old, according to the state.

                    Health officials said the patient is being isolated and has already received treatment.

                    It is unknown how the Seminole County patient contracted the virus, according to the health department. That patient is in the age range of 45 to 49 years old.

                    In all, Florida has 13 cases of the disease, according to the health department, with most of the cases — eight — in Broward County...


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                      Confirmed case of monkeypox in Pinellas County; experts say rapid spread unlikely
                      Europe Monkeypox
                      By: Rebecca Petit
                      Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 24, 2022
                      and last updated 5:24 PM, Jun 24, 2022

                      PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has confirmed a case of monkeypox was reported in Pinellas County on Thursday. This brings the total cases in Florida to 22.

                      “It’s caused by a virus that’s pretty closely related to smallpox but a lot less virulent than smallpox is,” said Dr. Thomas Unnasch.

                      Dr. Unnasch, a Distinguished USF Health Professor, said it’s not likely that monkeypox will spread rapidly in the Tampa Bay area. Unlike COVID, which is spread by airborne droplets, monkeypox is primarily spread through physical contact...


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                        Polk County confirms monkeypox case; it's 3rd case in Bay Area
                        By Spectrum News Staff Florida
                        PUBLISHED 1:28 PM ET Jun. 30, 2022

                        Polk County health officials said Thursday that the first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the county.

                        It's the second county in the Bay Area with a case, as Pinellas County earlier reported two cases.

                        Health officials said it's unknown where the Polk County person caught the disease.

                        Out of the three cases in the area, one person is between the age of 30-34, another is 40-44 and the other is 45-49...


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                          2 Probable Monkeypox Cases Reported In Polk County, 1 More In Pinellas
                          This brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases in the Tampa Bay area to four.
                          D'Ann Lawrence White,
                          Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff Badge
                          Posted Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 3:24 pm ET
                          Updated Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 3:26 pm ET

                          POLK COUNTY, FL — Two probable cases of monkeypox have been reported in Polk County, bringing the number of Tampa Bay cases to four.

                          Patch reported last week that Pinellas County confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Tampa Bay. Since then, a second probable case has been reported in Pinellas County, according to the Florida Department of Health.

                          The two people in Pinellas County are believed to have contracted the disease in Florida. The Florida Department of Health said one of the probable cases in Polk County was contracted in Florida and the origin of the other case is unknown.

                          The ages of the two people in Pinellas County are 30 to 34 and 40 to 44 while the age of the two people in Polk County are 45 to 49 and 65 to 69.

                          In all, 57 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in Florida with the most (30 cases) occurring in Broward County. Miami-Dade County has the next largest amount of cases (13 cases)...


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                            FL surpasses 100 monkeypox infections amid expansion of screening tests

                            JULY 11, 2022 1:58 PM

                            BY: ISSAC MORGAN

                            A second major commercial laboratory is offering monkeypox testing, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday as Florida cases of the monkeypox virus surpassed 100.

                            The CDC had announced that Labcorp began testing last week for monkeypox, a disease spreading across the nation and worldwide that can cause a characteristic rash and other symptoms; complications can include bronchopneumonia, sepsis, encephalitis, and infection of the cornea, according to the World Health Organization.

                            Starting Monday, Mayo Clinic Laboratories began monkeypox testing using the CDC’s orthopoxvirus test at its Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Microbiology labs to further expand testing capacity, according to a CDC press release.

                            The Mayo Clinic can accept specimens from any location in the country and expects to perform up to 10,000 tests per week, the CDC noted.

                            In Florida, cases have climbed to 105 across 10 counties, with South Florida reporting the most infections, according to the latest data from the Florida Department of Health. Broward County has reported 67 and Miami-Dade has reported 18. ...