First probable monkeypox case has been identified in Detroit, officials say

Symptoms of monkeypox are fever, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, headache, muscle aches and backache

The first probable monkeypox case has been identified in Detroit, according the city’s chief health officer.

DETROIT – The first probable monkeypox case has been identified in Detroit, according the city’s chief health officer.

Detroit’s Health Department’s Chief health officer Denise Fair Razo said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services alerted them to the case.

This is the second confirmed case in Michigan.

Read: Michigan’s first probable monkeypox case appears in Oakland County

Symptoms of monkeypox

Symptoms of monkeypox can include:

  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache

If you are a medical provider and a native Detroiter call the nurse hotline Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 313-876-4444.

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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.