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Monkeypox cases slightly up in Arkansas



Little Rock, Arkansas – The number of monkeypox cases in the state is slightly increasing, according to health officials in Arkansas.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are four monkeypox cases in the state which is an increase of one since Tuesday.

Though case numbers are small, some residents may be concerned as the cases have increased since the virus arrive in the state at the beginning of July.

According to health officials, monkeypox can be spread by direct skin-to-skin contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids.

According to the ADH, there are currently two confirmed pediatric cases in the U.S. with a small number of infections in pregnant women.

Throughout the country, there are 3,486 cases of monkeypox.