Health officials in New Hampshire say they have identified the state’s first probable case of monkeypox

 Health officials in New Hampshire say they have identified the state’s first probable case of monkeypox. The state Department of Health announced Wednesday that the patient is a resident of Rockingham County. Further information was withheld to protect their privacy. Dr. Jonathan Ballard, the department’s chief medical officer, said health officials are investigating to see if any additional people were exposed. “While this is a concerning development, the risk to the general public is very low,” he said. Monkeypox typically spreads by skin-to-skin contact, or contact with contaminated clothing or bedding. Most patients suffer fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. Others might develop a rash and lesions.

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