First suspected case of monkeypox in Riverside County reported

Riverside County reported its first probable case of monkeypox this week while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow throughout the state.

Health officials received positive test results from a man in the eastern portion of the county on Tuesday, said Jose Arballo Jr., spokesperson for Riverside University Health System-Public Health.

The man, who is under 60 years old, showed up at a clinic with symptoms and was tested, Arballo said. He did not require hospitalization and was well enough to recover at home.

Officials sent the test results to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and were awaiting confirmation.

“Given that there have been other probable cases in the region, it is not surprising that we would have one in Riverside County,” said Geoffrey Leung,…

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