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Anne Arundel County Health Department has identified 15 to 20 monkeypox cases since July 4

August 16, 2022

About 15 to 20 Anne Arundel County residents have contracted monkeypox since July 4, according to Anne Arundel County Health Department. That’s about 7% of the state’s total of 275 reported cases as of Friday. Five of the county’s cases have since been released from isolation. The state health department is not sharing exact case numbers to protect those with the disease from becoming ostracized due to the visible nature of the skin rash on the hands, feet, chest, face or mouth that appear like blisters before scabbing over and healing, said Megan Pringle, a health department spokesperson.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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