China News Agency, Los Angeles, June 2 (Reporter Zhang Shuo) The first suspected case of monkeypox was reported in Los Angeles County, southern California, on June 2.

  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a statement on the same day confirming the first suspected case of monkeypox in the county, pending final confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the patient is an adult resident with recent travel history and close contact with a confirmed case of monkeypox.

The patient developed symptoms related to monkeypox infection and has been isolated.

The patient is in good health and has not been hospitalized.

  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating the patient's whereabouts and taking precautions for close contacts.

In a statement, the agency reminded the public that monkeypox can be spread through physical contact with confirmed cases and through contact with their clothing and bedding. Most patients will develop symptoms such as fever, body pain, chills and fatigue, and severe cases will be Symptoms such as rash appear on body parts such as the face and hands.

  According to US media reports on the 2nd, three cases of monkeypox have been reported in northern California recently.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has assessed that the risk of monkeypox infection for the general population in the area remains "very low".

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