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2 new cases of monkeypox confirmed in Allegheny County, brings case total to 12

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — Two new monkeypox cases have been reported in Allegheny County.

This new case brings the total number of cases in the county to 12.

In a July 1 press release, the Allegheny County Health Department suggested these methods to prevent monkeypox:

  • Practice safe sex, including the use of condoms and dental dams
  • Avoid contact with bedding and other materials contaminated with the virus
  • Avoid contact with people who may be infected
  • Avoid skin to skin contact with someone with a rash
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for infected persons

At last update from the CDC, there are 58 cases of monkeypox in the state of Pennsylvania.

Get more information from the Allegheny County Health Department HERE.

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