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SDSU student tests positive for monkeypox

The student who tested positive for monkeypox lives off-campus and they have had limited access to the campus and the exposure risk is low.

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego State University student Thursday tested positive for monkeypox, according to a press released by SDSU. 

The release explained that the student who tested positive for monkeypox lives off-campus and they have had limited access to the campus and the exposure risk is low. 

The student is isolating off-campus and recovering. 

SDSU released the following statement to students, faculty and staff:

"Student Health Services has confirmed today, Sept. 1, that a San Diego State University student who lives off campus in San Diego has tested positive for monkeypox (MPX). This is the first known case among members of the SDSU community. The student lives off campus and has had limited access to campus, and the exposure risk is low. The student is also off campus isolating and recovering.

Student Health Services is monitoring the case with our county partners. Close contacts of the non-residential student have already been identified and have been directly notified through contact tracing conducted by Student Health Services"

The CDC reports the following symptoms for monkeypox (MPX)

  • Rash, initially will look like pimples or blisters and be painful/itchy
  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion 
  • Muscle aches and backache 
  • Headache 
  • Respiratory symptoms (sore throat, nasal congestions, or cough)

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