RACINE- Another case of Monkeypox has been identified in southeast Wisconsin.
The Racine Health Department says a patient tested positive for the disease earlier this week.
Despite a rise in cases across the country and in Wisconsin, health officials continue to be hesitant to sound the alarm, saying the risk to the general population is low. Monkeypox is most likely to be transmitted between intimate partners and typically needs prolonged skin-to-skin contact to go from one person to another.
Symptoms of Monkeypox include skin rash, fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes.
The City of Cudahy is opening up a vaccine clinic today. The city’s public health department says eligible adults who live or work in Wisconsin can get the shot. Vaccines will be given out by appointment only.