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Full coverage: Monkeypox in the Las Vegas valley

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 02:14:13-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — KTNV has been following traces of Monkeypox in the valley.

Since the first case was confirmed, studies and research was invested within Las Vegas to monitor Monkeypox such as the wastewater studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

More coverage:

Additional monkeypox vaccine doses available at Southern Nevada Health District

  • Nearly 3,000 additional doses of monkeypox vaccine were available at SNHD's 280 S. Decatur Blvd. clinic as of August 4.

Monkeypox detected in Southern Nevada's wastewater

  • The same team of UNLV researchers that surveyed Southern Nevada's wastewater to pinpoint COVID-19 outbreaks are putting their skills to the test for monkeypox.

SNHD: 'Limited' monkeypox vaccine available for high-risk individuals in Clark County

  • "Limited" appointments to get vaccinated against monkeypox are available in Clark County starting Monday, the Southern Nevada Health District announced.

New probable Monkeypox cases, NV health experts say virus has new symptoms

  • With now four confirmed or probable cases of Monkeypox, health officials are seeing new symptoms.

Two more Clark County residents are believed to be infected with Monkeypox, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

  • The cases were reported in a man in his 50s and a man in his 30s, health officials said. One of the men is said to be isolating at home, while the other is hospitalized.

An additional probable case of monkeypox was reported Friday by the Southern Nevada Health District.

  • It brings the county's total to four probable cases and one confirmed case. Two probable cases were reported earlier this week. "None of these cases are associated with each other," officials said.

Second case of monkeypox reported in Clark County brings in mixed reactions

  • "Knowing that it's around is a little bit stressful," said tourist Courtney Shoumaker. "Maybe I'll keep a little more distance."
    Nicole Giverson, on the other hand, didn't care about the potential risks of a transmissible disease saying there was no reason to return to pandemic-like health precautions.

Las Vegas scientists research human waste for Monkeypox pathogen

  • Here in the valley, scientists are actively testing human waste to look for the Monkeypox pathogen.