Presumptive case of the monkeypox virus investigated in King County

The case is an adult male who recently traveled internationally to a country that reported monkeypox cases recently.

SEATTLE — Health officials are investigating a presumptive case of the monkeypox virus in King County.

The case, reported to Public Health – Seattle & King County on Sunday, is an adult male who recently traveled internationally to a country that reported monkeypox cases recently.

Initial testing that confirmed an infection was done Monday. Further testing will be done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The man is not hospitalized and is recovering at home. He does not pose a risk to

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