- The DC Department of Health announced its first potential case of Monkeypox on Saturday.
- "The patient is currently isolating and does not pose a risk to the public," the department said.
- The city of San Francisco also reported its first potential Monkeypox case this week.
A Washington, DC, resident tested positive for what could be Monkeypox on Saturday, DC health officials said.
The resident tested positive for Orthopox. Monkeypox is in the Orthopox family of viruses.
"On June 4, the DC public health lab confirmed the first positive Orthopox case in a district resident who reported recent travel to Europe," a press release from the DC Health department said. "The collected samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further testing and confirmation of the Monkeypox virus."
"The patient is currently isolating and does not pose a risk to the public. DC Health is identifying and monitoring close contacts. However, at this time no additional cases have been identified in the districts."
The San Francisco Department of Public Health announced Friday their first probable case of monkey pox.
The CDC has identified 24 cases of Monkeypox in the US.