The Wyoming Department of Health is informing the public about Monkey Pox

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Department of Health says even though the risk is low, 

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they want the public to stay informed about the newest virus outbreak, Monkeypox.

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There are currently cases in neighboring states, 5 in Colorado and 2 in Utah.

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Experts say nationally, there are a little over 142 cases and growing currently.

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Symptoms are fever, body aches, and swollen lymph nodes, followed by a blister rash. 

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There are no available vaccines to the public, only for high-risk occupational workers.

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The population segment with the highly infectious rate currently is homosexual men, 

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and most cases are in parts of Europe and Africa.The World Health Organization says the virus is transmitted is mostly

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 through skin-to-skin contact but can also be transmitted by bodily fluids and respiratory droplets. 

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The Wyoming Department of Health is informing the public about Monkey Pox

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