An Allegheny County monkeypox update

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Allegheny County now has 38 confirmed cases of monkeypox.

For the week ending Saturday, five new cases were confirmed.
That's the same number of new cases from the week before, and down from the week of July 24th when a total of 16 new cases were confirmed.

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UPMC says that an employee of an outpatient clinic at UPMC Children's has been diagnosed with monkeypox.

UPMC says they believe there is a very low risk of exposure.
The hospital system says they've contacted patients and staff who may have been in contact with the employee.

A news case of monkeypox has also just been confirmed at a camp in Beaver County.

The case was detected at Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer.

The YMCA of Pittsburgh said the infected person is in quarantine and camp officials are working closely with the health department.

It was not disclosed if the person infected is an employee or a camper.

The Health Department’s nurses are available to answer questions, as well as provide guidance and resources to anyone who believes they have come in contact with monkeypox.

They can be contacted by calling 412-687-ACHD (412-687-2243).

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