With Broward County accounting for 30 of the state’s 51 monkeypox cases reported this week, officials are tracing contacts of known cases.
Most of Broward’s reported cases involve men who have sex with other men, although it is not spread exclusively through sex. It can also be transmitted through prolonged hugging, sex or other close contact, the Sun Sentinel reports.
It can take up to three weeks for symptoms to show up: bumps that turn into fluid-filled blisters. If someone is high-risk and has had contact with a known case, the health department is providing a vaccine to treat it.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics