JoCo officials on alert after monkeypox case found in KC — Here’s what you need to know

Kansas City health officials reported Missouri's first known case of monkeypox on Saturday. So far, the CDC says there have been no confirmed cases of the rare disease reported in Kansas. Image courtesy of Cynthia Goldsmith / CDC

Local health officials, including those in Johnson County, are on heightened alert for potential spread of monkeypox, after the first reported case of the virus was reported over the weekend by the Kansas City Health Department.

In case you missed it: Kansas City health officials said Saturday that the individual who tested positive had recently traveled out of the state but did not specify where.