GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A South Carolina school district said they have identified a person in Greenwood County with the monkeypox virus.

Greenwood School District 50 had informed DHEC of a person at Northside Middle School with an infection of the virus.

DHEC determined the case was isolated and there were no close contacts.

Greenwood School District 50 released the following statement:

On Sunday, August 28th, Greenwood School District 50 learned of a potential case of monkeypox at Northside Middle School and contacted DHEC to determine the next steps. DHEC has informed district officials that this was an isolated case and there were no close contacts. DHEC states there was no exposure at Northside and no reason for concern.

Due to this being an isolated case with no close contacts, DHEC has advised that the incident does not require widespread communications. 

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the DHEC Careline at 1-855-472-3432.

For more information on monkeypox, please visit the CDC website.