Monkeypox cases are on the rise in Riverside County. On Thrusday morning, Riverside County Public Health officials reported there are two new probable and/or confirmed Monkeypox cases.
All of the latest patients for Thursday are said to be men between the ages of 35 to 45. One of the cases is from the Coachella Valley, while the other is from western Riverside County.
There are 95 probable and/or confirmed cases in the Coachella Valley. Overall, there are 109 probable/likely cases in Riverside County.
Riverside County has also released a new Monkeypox dashboard, showing a breakdown of the city, age, ethnicity and other variables of every probable and/or confirmed Monkeypox case in the county.
You can find that dashboard here.
On Tuesday, Riverside County Health reported its first female Monkeypox case. The state says the woman is just one of 16 female patients across the Golden State.
Monkeypox is generally spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact, resulting from infectious rashes and scabs. Symptoms include fresh pimples, blisters, rashes, fever, and fatigue. There is no specific treatment.
People with symptoms are urged to visit a medical provider, cover the rash area with clothing, wear a mask, and avoid close or skin-to-skin contact with others.
The CDC particularly recommends those steps for people who recently traveled to an area where Monkeypox cases have been reported or who have had contact with a confirmed or suspected Monkeypox case.
Stay with News Channel 3 for the latest on Monkeypox cases and tips on how to stay safe.