The number of monkeypox cases around Virginia continues to rise

Because of this, the Richmond-Henrico Health District increased its vaccine supply by almost a week

More than 100 people have been vaccinated so far in the Richmond Henrico Health District

According to the Virginia Department of Health, a total of 75 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the commonwealth, including two in central Virginia

Vaccination continues for people who are not immune, those who are known to have the virus, and those at highest risk

Testing for the virus by community partners continues to increase

That is why laboratories and testing capacity are being expanded

As with COVID-19, catching people with the virus early can help prevent its spread

But only those who show symptoms like rash can be tested

Therefore, it is important to get tested only when someone has clear signs of infection