The first possible case of monkeypox in California is being investigated by health officials

A case of monkeypox, related to travel in Europe, is being investigated by the Sacramento County Division of Public Health and is waiting for confirmation from the Center for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health, according to Public Health.

According to Public Health, the patient is isolated at home and has not been in contact with any other people and any risk to the general public is very minimal.

Monkeypox transmission can occur when a person comes in contact with an animal, person or material contaminated with the virus, according to public health.

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