The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has confirmed two more positive cases of monkeypox.
The health district said it is conducting contact investigations based on the preliminary test results performed by a commercial lab.
"Both cases are unrelated adult male McLennan County residents," said the health district. "McLennan County currently has a total of four positive cases of monkeypox."
As one of the now four confirmed monkeypox cases in McLennan County, a Waco man is urging others to use caution to prevent the spread of the rash-causing virus.
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, according to the health district; it is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox.
"Signs and symptoms of this illness typically include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters on the face, inside the mouth, and on other body parts; fever; headache; muscle aches; backache; swollen lymph nodes; chills; or exhaustion," said the district.
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Case numbers for the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will be updated on weekdays at 4:00 p.m.