District responds to potential case of monkey pox at school

Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 7:13 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2022 at 12:32 PM EDT
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GREENWOOD, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Greenwood School District 50 released a statement in regards to a potential case of monkeypox at a middle school.

District officials said they learned the potential case at Northside Middle School on Sunday and contacted the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to determine the next steps.

DHEC informed district officials that this incident was an isolated case with no close contacts and no exposure at Northside.

“There is no reason for concern,” officials said.

If anyone has questions, contact DHEC Careline at 1-855-4SC-DHEC (1-855-472-3432).

For more information about monkeypox visit, https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.

clarification: The Greenwood 50 School District initially released a statement saying DHEC had identified a person with monkeypox at Northside Middle School. The district has since revised its statement to say it is a potential case.