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All Hawaii counties have confirmed monkeypox cases after latest diagnosis on Maui

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What is monkeypox, and how can you stay safe as it spreads?

Monkeypox virus particles, illustration. Monkeypox virus is found near rainforests in Central and West Africa and causes disease in humans and monkeys, although its natural hosts are rodents.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- One new case of monkeypox has been diagnosed in a patient on Maui, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday. There are now 12 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state.

The latest case puts monkeypox in every county. The Maui case is linked to travel outside of the state, DOH said.

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