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San Francisco Inmate Tests Positive for Monkeypox

A San Francisco jail inmate tested positive for monkeypox, authorities said Monday. 

Lab results confirmed the infection before the defendant was booked into jail on Sunday, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has confirmed.

But no other inmates have been exposed to the disease, sheriff’s spokesperson Tara Moriarty told The Standard in an email. And the infected inmate will be kept away from everyone else, per San Francisco Department of Public Health protocol.

With 516 cases as of Monday, San Francisco logged the second-highest tally of confirmed monkeypox cases statewide next to Los Angeles.

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