Florida health officials investigating 'presumptive' monkeypox case

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Health officials in Florida announced Sunday they are investigating a "presumptive" monkeypox case.

This is the third possible case of monkeypox, a rare virus that spreads via close contact with an infected individual, in the United States. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County said this case appears to be related to international travel. The first case was reported in a Massachusetts man who tested positive for monkeypox after visiting Canada.

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