The San Francisco Department of Public Health revealed on Friday that a San Francisco resident has contracted monkeypox for the first time.
Testing at a California Department of Public Health laboratory revealed the case.
According to health experts, the individual travelled to an area where there was an epidemic of cases, is in isolation, and is in good health.
During the time when they could have spread the infection to others, the individual claimed having no close contacts in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health is still waiting for results from preliminary testing that was done on Friday.
Monkeypox is thought to pose a low danger to the general public.
According to the San Francisco Department of Public Health, monkeypox is spread by prolonged contact with bodily fluids.
According to health professionals, having close physical contact with several persons, including sex, can put a person at risk for monkeypox.
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