title iconIn Northeast Ohio, monkeypox cases are on the rise

Ohio has reported 45 cases of monkeypox as of Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last Thursday, there were 38, an increase from this week.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health reports that 18 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the city. On Friday, there were 14. Today, there are 15. Both Lake County and Lorain County health officials report two cases each. There was one case reported last week in Lorain, but the individual was isolated and the public was not at risk.

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Currently, Lake County officials are not releasing additional information due to the small number of cases. To free up federal funds and resources, the White House declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday. In addition to fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, and pimple-like bumps, other symptoms include body aches and body aches. Hugging, kissing and sharing bed sheets, towels, and clothes are common ways to spread monkeypox.