The first positive case of monkeypox was identified in Kansas over the weekend.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says a presumptive positive case was identified in Johnson County based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environment Laboratories. The patient is an adult resident of Johnson County who recently traveled out of state.
The person, who was not identified is said to be working with KDHE to identify potential close contacts.
KDHE Secretary Janet Stanek says the risk of monkeypox spreading in Kansas remains low.