Monkeypox updates

Monkeypox is on the move with at least 16,000 cases and spreading across roughly 75 countries. The outbreak triggering a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The US could soon declare its own public health emergency.

We have ramped up vaccinations, ramped up treatments, ramped up testing. And we’ll continue to look at all sort of policy options. According to the reporters, as the virus tightens its grip. we asked Dr. Patel, who is most at risk. Gay bisexual, transgender individuals having sex with other men and frequent encounters. But most importantly is anybody who has been in contact with anyone under suspicion of monkeypox.

Here are some other questions you may have about monkeypox;

Q1. How do you get Monkeypox?

Mostly through prolonged contact with fluid coming off the monkeypox rash, whether it’s skin to skin, or by touching a household item that’s been contaminated by the infectious fluid, like bed sheets, towels, and shared clothing. You can also get it by kissing someone who is infected or exposure to sneezes or coughs.

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Q2. How do you test for it?

Health care workers take a viral swab of the rash with results ready in three to five case.

Q3. What should you do if you’ve been exposed?

See if you qualify for a vaccine, monitor for symptoms like fever, body aches, and a rash. If you do test positive for monkeypox, you should self-isolate and avoid contact with others until the rash fully heals.

Most cases are mild and people recover without treatment in roughly two to four weeks in New York City today, the health department scrambling to distribute vaccines. It’s been really difficult to get a vaccine appointment. Do you think a lot of people know about it or know enough about it? I think we live in New York and people know about it here.