2 Salt Lake County monkeypox cases confirmed by the CDC

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Health Department announced on Wednesday that two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Salt Lake County.

The department announced on Monday that there were two probable cases, and were waiting for confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two adults infected live in the same household, the county said in a news release Wednesday.

A health department spokesperson said that the two infected individuals are in isolation and there is not a risk to the public. They are also both expected to fully recover.

This story will be updated.

Emily Ashcraft joined KSL.com as a reporter in 2021. She covers courts and legal affairs, as well as health, faith and religion news.

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