A third reported case of monkeypox has been reported by the Tompkins County Health Department. The health department has completed their case investigation and has notified all local close contacts. Those individuals identified as close contact will now monitor themselves and be in contact with the Tompkins County Health Department for 21 days from the original date of exposure.
TCHD reminds all residents to be aware of symptoms of monkeypox and take steps to reduce your risk. Monkeypox is spread through close physical contact between people.
TCHD continues to urge local healthcare providers who suspect monkeypox to call TCHD at 607-274-6604 to speak with a communicable disease nurse for additional guidance.