Johnson County man identified as Kansas’s first presumed positive case of monkeypox

Kansas health officials announced the first "presumptive positive" case of monkeypox in the state. Image courtesy of Cynthia Goldsmith / CDC

Kansas and Johnson County health officials on Saturday announced the state’s first “presumptive positive” case of monkeypox had been identified in a Johnson County man.

What do we know? While the man is presumed positive, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment says it is still awaiting “confirmatory test results” from the CDC.