Oregon currently has one confirmed case of monkeypox; OHA says don’t panic

The hMPX virus, otherwise known as “monkeypox,” is a DNA virus related to smallpox. Oregon Health Authority reports one confirmed case in the state, with more than six other cases unconfirmed. While the virus is not a sexually-transmitted disease, in the U.S. it is being spread primarily through sex, according to Dr. Tim Menza, a senior health advisor at OHA.

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