A newborn’s mysterious rash stumped ER doctors for days. It turned out to be monkeypox.

A baby contracted monkeypox in August, likely from contact with an infected caregiver. The two had daily close contact for several weeks before the child showed any signs of infection. The baby was treated with antivirals and antibodies, and fully recovered. Only 27 monkeypox infections have been diagnosed nationwide in children under the age of 16 since the US monkeypox outbreak began in the spring; that’s a tiny fraction of the nearly 23,500 monkeypox cases that have been officially documented so far.

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