Monkeypox confirmed on Big Island

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

Contact tracing is being conducted in Hawaii County following its first confirmed case of monkeypox on Friday, bringing the statewide case count to eight.