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The first monkey case in North Carolina

According to the North Carolina Department of Health, the first case of monkey flu was reported in North Carolina. Authorities did not release where the monkey flu case was reported, but said it was not in the Charlotte area. However, according to the NCDHHS, it is a severe viral disease that is usually associated with flu-like symptoms, inflammation of the lymph nodes, and initially fluid-filled bumps. Health officials said the disease could be mistaken for a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes or the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks. The NCDHHS is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health authorities and patient health care providers to identify people who have been in contact with the patient and notify them if they have an infection. Monkeys usually spread through skin-to-skin contact. The person is currently in home isolation. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be shared about this case. “Cases of monkey flu are on the rise in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Jack Moore, state epidemiologist and head of the division of epidemiology. “While this is the first confirmed case in North Carolina, we know there may be other cases in the state.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports the first case of monkey flu in North Carolina.

Authorities did not release where the monkey flu case was reported, but said it was not in the Charlotte area.

Monkeypox is a rare but serious viral disease that usually includes fever-like symptoms such as swelling and a rash of the lymph nodes, which are initially accompanied by fluid-filled bumps, according to the NCDHHS.

Health officials said the disease could be mistaken for a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes or the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks.

The NCDHHS is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health authorities and patient health care providers to identify people who have been in contact with the patient and notify them if they have an infection.

Monkeys usually spread through skin-to-skin contact. The person is currently in home isolation. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be shared about this case.

“Cases of monkey flu are on the rise in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Jack Moore, state epidemiologist and head of the division of epidemiology. “Although this is the first case to be confirmed in North Carolina, we know there may be other cases in the state. We encourage doctors to consider it for people with rashes or skin ulcers. It looks like a monkey disease.”

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