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Health Experts Urge Nebraskans, Providers To Be on Lookout for Monkeypox

Published: June 17, 2022
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With monkeypox cases on the rise in Europe, Canada and the U.S., state and local health experts Thursday warned Nebraska residents and health care providers to be on the lookout for the virus and the rash it typically causes.

Nebraska and neighbors Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota so far have not identified any cases. But at the current pace of identifications in the U.S., health officials should expect to find it in Nebraska at some point. It may already be in the state, said Dr. Matthew Donahue, Nebraska's state epidemiologist.

Methodist Physicians Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Jessica Jones was among the experts to address the topic Thursday.

Omaha World-Herald: Health experts urge Nebraskans, providers to be on lookout for monkeypox