• Officials: Central Illinois day care worker has monkeypox

    6 days ago - By Bésame

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A central Illinois day care worker has developed monkeypox but it has not spread to others at the center, public health officials said Friday.
    The worker at the unidentified day care in the village of Rantoul was in isolation and doing well, officials said. Screening of children, other workers and their close contacts was underway, The News-Gazette reported.
    “We hope there are no kid cases,” said Julie Pryde, director of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. “But for all we know, the employee could have gotten it from a kid.”
    The Rantoul case is Illinois' first...
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