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Philadelphia health officials investigating second probable case of monkeypox

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Digitally-colorized electron microscopic (EM) image depicting a monkeypox virion (virus particle), published June 6, 2022. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA - Health officials in Philadelphia are investigating the city's second probable case of monkeypox after a resident tested positive for orthopoxvirus.

The Philadelphia Department of Health on Wednesday said the Philadelphia resident was seen at a clinic outside the city and there it not currently a known connection between the probable case and the city's first case of monkeypox.

The health department was informed of the probable case on Tuesday morning, according to a release. Since the resident tested outside the city, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is coordinating the report and testing.

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