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.
- Nearly 3,000 additional doses of monkeypox vaccine were available at SNHD's 280 S. Decatur Blvd. clinic as of August 4.
- 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.
- "Limited" appointments to get vaccinated against monkeypox are available in Clark County starting Monday, the Southern Nevada Health District announced.
- With now four confirmed or probable cases of Monkeypox, health officials are seeing new symptoms.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Here in the valley, scientists are actively testing human waste to look for the Monkeypox pathogen.