Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, children and other staff potentially exposed

The positive case at a daycare in Rantoul, Illinois, was the third case in Champaign County, prompting health care personnel to screen individuals at the facility who may have been exposed.

“An adult at a daycare center in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Sameer Vohra said Friday. “Screenings of children and other staff are taking place now, and no additional cases have been found at this time.” 

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) confirmed that no other positive cases had been discovered.

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