Florida reports 1st monkeypox pediatric case

 A sign for monkeypox vaccinations is shown at a vaccination site, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Miami Beach, Fla. British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country shows signs of slowing but that it’s still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained. In a statement on Monday, Aug. 15 the Health Security Agency said authorities are reporting about 29 new monkeypox infections every day, compared to about 52 cases a day during the last week in June (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Toddler diagnosed with monkeypox in Martin County

 By Cody Weddle, Reporter

MIAMI – Florida reported its first case of monkeypox in a child younger than four years old, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Public health officials reported the case was in Martin County.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there are also pediatric cases in Washington, D.C, Indiana, Maine, and California.

There have been 11,890 confirmed cases nationwide since the outbreak began on May 17, including 1,085 in Florida, according to the CDC.

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