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Monkeypox case reported at Palo Verde High School

KSNV – Las Vegas 8/12/2022 News 3 Staff
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A person at Palo Verde High School has been diagnosed with monkeypox.

The school sent out an email to parents and staff on Friday:

It has come to our attention that a person at Palo Verde High School has been diagnosed with monkeypox. Monkeypox is not generally spread in the classroom setting. The virus spreads from person to person through close physical contact with infectious monkeypox sores, bodily fluids, contact with objects or fabrics used by someone who has monkeypox, or prolonged face-to-face contact.
We are currently working with the Southern Nevada Health District as they investigate the situation to determine who may need additional evaluation. The Southern Nevada Health District will notify parents and guardians if it is determined that your child needs to be tested or monitored. The safety of our students is a priority, and we will work diligently to support the Southern Nevada Health District in its investigation. If you have questions, please contact your licensed healthcare provider or visit the Southern Nevada Health District website for monkeypox information at www.snhd.info/monkeypox or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page at https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.

There is no information on if the case was a student or staff member.

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