Michigan now has 27 cases of monkeypox after 2 more reported in Metro Detroit

Monkeypox is rarely fatal

According to Michigan health officials, there are currently 27 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state as of Thursday.

Another case was reported in Detroit and one more in Oakland County. There are 10 cases total in Detroit and 7 in Oakland County.

Monkeypox is a disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, according to the CDC. The virus is part of the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal.

If you think you have monkeypox or have had close personal contact with someone who has monkeypox you should visit your healthcare provider.

Click here to view an interactive map of the cases being tracked in Michigan and learn more about the symptoms of monkeypox.

Read more: Where is monkeypox in Michigan? Here’s a map of cases and everything you should know about symptoms

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