Over 100 people diagnosed with monkeypox in Washington

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Monkeypox cases in Washington state crossed into triple digits on Tuesday, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Since the first case was confirmed on May 27 in King County, the virus has spread across the state in less than a month.

As of Tuesday, 90 people have tested positive in King County, three in Pierce County, two in Snohomish County and five others around the state.

Monkeypox is a viral disease that causes rashes and other symptoms.

Many cases occur among men who have sex with men, although monkeypox can still spread person-to-person with any kind of close, skin-to-skin contact, according to the Washington State Department of Health.