Authorities say the child, who is 10 years old, lives in West Riverside County and was recovering at home.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — Riverside County has announced its first case of monkeypox in a child.
The child, 10 years old, lives in west Riverside County and is recovering at home, Riverside University Health System-Public Health said Friday.
Health officials said they were notified of the first positive test earlier this week and are working to determine the source of the infection.
The child does not need to be hospitalized.
“This case reminds everyone [monkeypox] It can affect anyone. [regardless] age, gender or sexuality,” said Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Ling.
In all, Riverside County has reported about 256 confirmed or probable cases of monkeypox, most of them from the Coachella Valley.
Officials said there were only a handful of cases involving women.
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