Official Says No Cause For Alarm As ‘Probable’ Monkeypox Case Reported In Escambia

August 16, 2022

The Florida Department of Health is now reporting one probable case of monkeypox in Escambia County, but a local official said that’s not a cause for major alarm.

“People should not be concerned,” Escambia County Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore told Monday night.  “Just one case in the county. The health department has monitoring and contact tracing. As of right now, we’ve just identified the one case. We’re not as prevalent in the community as we see in New York and other big cities.”

Gilmore  said the health department will provide any necessary updates.

One probable monkeypox case was previously reported in Santa Rosa County. A total of 1,085 cases have been reported across Florida, with 493 of those in Miami-Dade County.


3 Responses to “Official Says No Cause For Alarm As ‘Probable’ Monkeypox Case Reported In Escambia”

  1. Anne on August 18th, 2022 3:40 pm

    FINALLY…..something from the CDC that our family doesn’t have to worry about.
    Crazy how ‘old’ diseases are popping up as election time gets closer.

  2. Cindy Lee on August 16th, 2022 8:46 am

    I’m surprised it hasn’t already shown up in the area.
    And Opiner good luck getting the facts on that….lol
    But if u go to cdc website and scroll all the way to bottom it explains it very clearly how and why.

  3. Opiner on August 16th, 2022 8:10 am

    How is it transmitted? Who gets it?

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.