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Third probable case of monkeypox identified in Hawaii

  • STAR-ADVERTISER VIDEO VIA ZOOM WITH FOOTAGE FROM CDC, AP AND STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF

    Hawaii Department of Health officials today announced the third probable case of monkeypox in Hawaii with no recent travel history, indicating community spread. Officials also said the state's first probable monkeypox case of a hospitalized individual at Tripler Army Medical Center has been confirmed with the infection by the CDC.

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2020
                                State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char

    JAMM AQUINO / 2020

    State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char

  • CDC VIA AP
                                A 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin.

    CDC VIA AP

    A 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin.

There is currently no known connection between the latest Hawaii case and the first two in this outbreak, although an investigation is ongoing, officials said. Read more

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