Monkeypox case found in Maryland from resident who traveled to Nigeria
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, confirmed the results of a moneypox diagnosis this week. - Dreamstime/TNS/TNS

A Maryland resident returning from Nigeria has been diagnosed with monkeypox. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the results late Tuesday, connecting the illness to a strain that has been re-emerging in Nigeria since 2017. The patient, who has not been publicly identified, is in self-isolation but has not been hospitalized. “Public health authorities have identified and continue to follow up with those who may have been in contact with the diagnosed individual,” Maryland Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. Jinlene Chan said in a statement. “Our res...