Monkeypox has been confirmed at Keller ISD High School.

According to KDFW-TV (Channel 4), the case was verified at Central High School in Ft Worth, although it's not known if the infected person is a student or a staff member.

According to the district, the high school is being cleaned to help slow the spread of the virus after local health officials assessed the danger of dissemination in schools is minimal.

Soon after the World Health Organization deemed the monkeypox outbreak a global emergency earlier this month, the Biden administration called it a public health emergency.

An infection with a virus known as monkeypox results in symptoms resembling those of the smallpox virus, which has been eradicated.

After contracting the infection, infected individuals frequently experience flu-like symptoms, followed by a rash that resembles pimples or blisters and typically begins on the face before spreading to other areas of the body. The illness lasts between two and four weeks.

It isn't a sexually transmitted infection despite the fact that the illness is transferred through close touch, particularly skin-to-skin connection with lesions or bodily fluids.

It isn't a sexually transmitted infection despite the fact that the illness is transferred through close touch, particularly skin-to-skin connection with lesions or bodily fluids.

There is a vaccine that can guard against the illness. Dallas County health officials increased the population eligible for the shot on Wednesday.