Gov. Inslee issues directive outlining monkeypox virus response

In his directive to state health officials, Inslee said MPV is an “evolving serious public health concern.”

WASHINGTON — Governor Jay Inslee issued a directive to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Friday, outlining additional steps to address the rise in monkeypox (MPV) cases.

In his directive to state health officials, Inslee said MPV is an “evolving serious public health concern.”

The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first U.S. case of MPV on May 17. As of Aug. 11, there are 10,768 cases of MPV across the United States. 

There are 265 confirmed MPV cases in Washington state as of

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