FL reports monkeypox infection in infant; case linked to household exposure

Monkeypox. Credit: World Health Organization.

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Last month, caregivers took an infant less than two months old with a rash to the emergency department at a Florida hospital. Within two days, lesions had spread to the soles of the child’s feet, eyelid, and elsewhere.

Now testing has confirmed it was monkeypox, making the baby the youngest patient to date with a confirmed diagnosis in Florida, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC report, released Monday, highlighted the epidemiologic investigation involving the young child, including treatments given and contact tracing. The child received

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