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County finds 1st case of Monkey Pox

Virus spread through unsafe sex practices


October 20, 2022

By Missoula County DPHHS

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Missoula Public Health (MPH) confirmed a single probable case of monkeypox virus (MPX) in a Missoula County adult.

Initial testing was completed on Oct. 7. Missoula Public Health is performing contact tracing and will communicate with individuals identified as a close contact. To protect patient confidentiality, no further details related to the patient will be disclosed. 

“MPX is still actively spreading in the United States,” said Missoula Public Health Officer D’Shane Barnett. “Individuals w...

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