According to representatives of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, a case of monkeypox has been identified at the YMCA's Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer in Beaver County.
According to Carolyn Grady, chief development officer
, "Monkeypox has recently been detected in a person at the YMCA's Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer."
Officials from the camp are collaborating closely with the Department of Health to prevent further spread while the individual is now under
It was unclear whether the diagnosed person was a camper or a worker.
, "As we handle this matter, we continue to place the utmost importance on maintaining the best standards of safety and care for our campers and employees year after year.
Monkeypox is comparable to smallpox, although it is often milder and frequently has no symptoms, according to the
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Fever, headaches, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, discomfort, and tiredness are
Normally, the disease lasts
two to four weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are currently
298 monkeypox cases in Pennsylvania.