Geisinger confirms the first case of monkeypox within its health system: Officials at Geisinger Health have reportedly identified the first case of monkeypox within the Geisinger Health System, as stated in a statement released by Geisinger Health.
According to the officials, the case was validated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The monkeypox virus has been identified in Geisinger’s first patients. We have spent the past few months preparing for the eventual transmission of this disease in our community, and as soon as the diagnosis was made, we immediately initiated standard safety protocols. These protocols are in line with the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH), as well as the best practices for infection control. Our facilities remain safe for patients, visitors and employees.
However, Geisinger did not confirm the location where the illness was initially diagnosed.
Although Geisinger Health’s headquarters are in Daville, Pennsylvania, the organization operates facilities in a number of other locales, including Lewistown and offices in Centre County.