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    Delaware Division Of Public Health Reports Two New Cases Of Monkeypox; Risk To Public Remains Low
    Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022

    DOVER, DE (July 21, 2022) ­– The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the state’s second and third cases of the monkeypox virus (MPX). Both cases are considered probable pending confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    This week, DPH received test results showing that a 46-year-old Sussex County man tested positive for MPX. The patient did not report any travel, and first reported symptoms on July 18. DPH is working to contact the patient to inform them about treatment options and interview them to obtain a list of possible contacts.

    Additionally, DPH received test results this week showing that a 25-year-old Kent County man tested positive for MPX. The patient did not report any travel, and first reported symptoms on July 14. The patient has been advised to self-isolate until lesions have fallen off and new skin appears.

    “The overall risk to the public is low and remains low,” said DPH Interim Director Dr. Rick Hong. “MPX is transmitted through close intimate contact with individuals who have rashes or flu-like symptoms. We urge people to educate themselves about this rare disease, including how it is spread, and to help prevent exposure. DPH will continue to work with medical providers to screen and identify individuals for MPX testing. And we will prioritize our limited supply of vaccine for people who have been exposed to MPX ​for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).”...

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    Monkeypox case reported in Delaware, health experts weigh in
    July 12, 2022
    Rob Petree

    The first case of Monkeypox has been reported in Delaware.

    News that disease had been reported in Delaware on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the First State as much of the country continues to report cases that Delaware Division of Public of Health Lead Epidemiologist Emily Hanlin say spreads through close contact.

    “As of this morning, we’ve reported that we’ve detected one probable case in Delaware, a 41-year-old male from New Castle County,” Hanlin explained. “This particular strain has really been transmitted by what we’re saying is close intimate contact, whether that’s sexual contact, close prolonged kissing, respiratory secretions, or contact with the actual blister-like vesicles themselves.”

    The individual, a 41-year-old New Castle County man, is self-isolating and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is working with him to identify anyone who came into close personal contact with him who could have contracted the virus. Currently, DPH is working with the CDC to confirm the course of treatment for the man...