Monkeypox case identified in Bladen County

Monkeypox case identified in Bladen County
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 1:31 PM EDT
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - As of August 15, the latest North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services report has identified two cases of monkeypox in Bladen County.

The latest report has data from August 8 and shows Bladen County in yellow, indicating that there are one to two cases in the county.

Currently there are 162 cases of monkeypox in the state, with the highest concentration being in Mecklenburg County. If you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with monkeypox or someone who has unexplained bumps, sores or blisters, state health guidance recommends getting tested for monkeypox.

To get tested or vaccinated, call the New Hanover County health department at 910-798-6800 or the Cumberland County health department at 919-433-3600. Even if you don’t live in these counties, you can still call and request a vaccine be sent to a nearby healthcare provider. You can find the list of providers on the NCDHHS website.

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