Christian County has first two cases of monkey pox

Christian County has its first two cases of monkey pox.

Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement during his Team Kentucky update Thursday, saying there are 26 cases statewide—25 males and one female.

Monkeypox can spread from person to person through direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs or body fluids. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact or during intimate physical contact.

There are three cases in Warren County and one in McCracken County.