News Flash

Irving Community Health News

Posted on: August 12, 2022

Monkeypox Cases Identified in Dallas County

picture of 2 fliers about Monkeypox virus available from DCHSS

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) continues to monitor monkeypox cases in Dallas County. The Monkeypox virus spreads between people primarily through direct contact with sores, scabs or body fluids from an infected individual. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact. 

Those infected with monkeypox may experience fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes, as well as more serious complications. Some individuals will have mild to no symptoms and can still test positive for the virus.

The DCHHS website is updated to include testing, vaccination and isolation information, as well as a map of Monkeypox cases by ZIP code.

View the DCHHS Monkeypox flier | Ver el folleto de DCHHS Monkeypox

Visit the DCHHS Monkeypox page
Facebook Twitter Email