Rensselaer County confirms first case of monkeypox

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Rensselaer County has confirmed one case of monkeypox involving a county resident.

This comes from the Rensselaer County Health Department.

It is the first confirmed case in the county.

The health department says it involves a resident that recently traveled out of state.

They are monitoring the victim and are hoping to ensure care.

The county has received a small number of vaccinations and will be working with those at risk.