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Kansas identifies state's 1st presumed case of monkeypox


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials said Saturday they have identified the state's first presumed case of monkeypox.

The patient is an adult resident in Johnson County who recently traveled out of state, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The department said the risk of infection remains low for the general public. No further details about the patient were released.

"If you are experiencing symptoms of monkeypox illness, it's important to stay home and contact your health care provider as soon as possible to avoid spreading the disease to others," depart...

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