Florida reports 1st monkeypox pediatric case
Florida reported its first case of monkeypox in a child younger than four years old, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Public health officials reported the case was in Martin County.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there are also pediatric cases in Washington, D.C, Indiana, Maine, and California.
The viral disease usually begins with flu-like symptoms and progresses to a skin rash. Human-to-human transmission generally requires direct or indirect contact with an active rash.
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