Southern 7 Health Department confirmed on Thursday, Sept. 8, the first case of the monkeypox virus in its region.

The department was notified on Wednesday, Sept. 7, of a resident who tested positive for the virus. The resident’s home county was not disclosed by the department. Southern 7 is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health to complete contact tracing for the case to identify any close contacts and provide vaccines to those identified as an exposure risk.

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