A monkeypox infection (same family as smallpox) was confirmed Tuesday in a Maryland resident who recently traveled to Nigeria.
“The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today confirmed a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria.” More @wjz pic.twitter.com/8NL42Mxhs1
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 17, 2021
“Public health authorities have identified and continue to follow up with those who may have been in contact with the diagnosed individual,” Dr. Jinlene Chan, MDH deputy secretary for public health, said in a statement. “Our response in close coordination with (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) officials demonstrates the importance of maintaining a strong public