By Christina Faulkner
While COVID Cases are largely under control, two cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed in Alabama. The first case, diagnosed last week, was discovered in Southwest Alabama in Mobile County. The second case was identified in Northeast Alabama in Jefferson County. Both cases were reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL). BCL is part of the Laboratory Response Network (LBN) that responds to public health emergencies.