PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the U.S., but a lot of people still don’t know what to look for and how to protect themselves from the virus.

As of Thursday, there are 89 confirmed cases in Oregon, but nationally the CDC has reported more than 10,000 cases of the virus.

Connie Silverman, Medical Director at Prism Health, joins AM Extra Thursday morning to discuss the monkeypox virus and to answer commonly asked questions about it