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  • Long Beach reports its 1st case of child with monkeypox, believed to be 2nd in California

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:40PM

    By ABC7.com staff

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The city of Long Beach has announced its first case of monkeypox in a child, believed to be only the second such case in California and one of a handful nationwide.

    The child, whose exact age was not disclosed, was symptomatic but has already recovered, the city's health department says.

    ... The case in the child was described as probable but additional testing will be performed by the CDC for confirmation.

    There have been at least four cases of monkeypox documented in children across the United States, though it appears that number does not include the new Long Beach infection.

    https://abc7.com/monkeypox-pediatric...irus/12094105/



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    Long Beach confirms presumptive monkeypox case in child

    Posted: Aug 2, 2022 / 03:17 PM PDT
    Updated: Aug 2, 2022 / 05:44 PM PDT

    by: Cindy Von Quednow

    Long Beach health officials on Tuesday confirmed a probable monkeypox case in a child.

    The child tested positive for the virus, but additional testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will confirm whether it is in fact monkeypox, officials explained.

    The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is conducting contact tracing and will offer the vaccine to people who may have been exposed.

    Officials did not release any additional information about the case, but the child was symptomatic and has since recovered.

    Officials did not release any additional information about the case, but the child was symptomatic and has since recovered. (?)

    As of July 28, there has only been one case of pediatric monkeypox in California, according to the state.

    https://ktla.com/news/local-news/lon...case-in-child/


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