WEST PALM BEACH, FL- Cases of the monkeypox disease have ticked up in Florida with more than 154 confirmed cases as of Monday.
6 cases are reported in Palm Beach County, however neighboring Broward leads the state with 103.
The disease first appeared here May and seems to be most common in gay and bisexual men.
Monkeypox spreads through close contact with an infected person leads to a skin rash resembling pimples or blisters.
Infected persons describe the rash as being quite painful.
Other symptoms include fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion.
Vaccines and pills can treat or prevent symptoms but there is no cure for the disease.
So far, over 1800 cases have been reported nationwide.