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INDIANA HAS 45 MONKEYPOX CASES, INCLUDING 2 IN CHILDREN

 

A total of 45 monkeypox cases, including 2 in kids, have now been reported across the state of Indiana in the last month and a half, according to the state's Department of Health.  Indiana so far has received only 3,232 doses of the monkeypox vaccine, which have been prioritized for close contacts of positive cases, but additional vaccine is expected soon.  Monkeypox does not easily spread through brief casual contact, but the Health Department cautions that anyone can be affected if they are a close contact of a positive case.  Monkeypox typically begins with fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and exhaustion about 5 to 21 days after exposure, followed by a rash.  Anyone who believes they may have been exposed are urged to contact their healthcare provider.