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Arizona health department launches monkeypox resource page

Aug 18, 2022, 4:25 AM | Updated: Aug 19, 2022, 12:30 pm
A doctor shows a monkeypox sore on a patient´s foot at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, Peru...

A doctor shows a monkeypox sore on a patient´s foot at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials launched a monkeypox web page with information and resources to help the community better understand the outbreak.

The AZDHS monkeypox page has information covering the risks of the disease, preventative measures, testing and treatment.

The general information page provides a list of signs and symptoms, as well as what is recommended if exposed to the rare viral infection.

Other sections list what vaccines are approved for those who have been exposed to monkeypox or are at higher risk of being exposed.

Residents and visitors can also explore more about who is at risk and the origins of the disease.

By August 6, at least 118 cases of monkeypox were reported across the state, with most in the Phoenix and Tucson areas, according to AZDHS.

Though it is rarely life-threatening, it can lead to painful rashes and lesions.

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Arizona health department launches monkeypox resource page