Florida Department of Health in Clay County monitoring monkeypox outbreak

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Monkeypox cases have now been confirmed in at least 43 states but the risk to the population is still low, according to the Florida Department of Health in Clay County.

Regardless, the DOH-Clay is monitoring the nationwide outbreak.


[DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks]

The department stated in a news release that it will investigate possible cases and notify residents of exposure. It will also offer the monkeypox vaccine to high-risk groups when it becomes available.

To find up-to-date information on monkeypox, visit FLHealth.gov. For the latest in monkeypox cases in Florida, click here.

[SIGN UP: Action News Jax Daily Headlines Newsletter]

Click here to download the free Action News Jax news and weather apps, click here to download the Action News Jax Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Action News Jax live.