Douglas County has identified the first case of monkey flu

Douglas County has identified the first case of monkey flu

The Douglas County Department of Health said its 30-year-old has a history of international travel.

The Douglas District Health Department confirmed its first monkey flu on Monday. The DCHD said the patient had an international travel history in his 30s. He was isolated at home and the health department said it was tracking contact to identify the individuals who were exposed. The DCHD said the symptoms of monkey flu were similar but milder than that of measles. The disease usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. According to the health department, it often looks like pimples or blisters. For those who may have been exposed, they may be a candidate for the smallpox vaccine. If you have any questions, you can call the Department of Health information line at 402-444-3400.

The Douglas District Health Department confirmed its first monkey flu on Monday.

The DCHD said the patient had an international travel history in his 30s.

He was isolated at home and the health department said it was tracking contact to identify the individuals who were exposed.

The DCHD said the symptoms of monkey flu were similar but milder than that of measles. The disease usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. According to the health department, it often looks like pimples or blisters.

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For those who may have been exposed, they may be a candidate for the smallpox vaccine.

If you have any questions, you can call the Department of Health information line at 402-444-3400.

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