OT Monkeypox!

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    Massachusetts officials confirm first human case of monkeypox - just as CDC issues warning that it is monitoring outbreak across Europe
    • A Massachusetts man was confirmed to be infected with monkeypox, the first U.S. case in the global outbreak
    • A total of 14 cases of the virus have been confirmed across the UK, Portugal and Spain, and another six people are being probed in the U.S.
    • The unnamed adult male had recently traveled to Canada, and it is not revealed whether he was among the six suspected patients
    • Individual has been hospitalized but remains in a 'good condition', officials said
    • Nearly two dozen cases of monkeypox have been detected between the U.S. and Europe
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/...s-officials-confirm-human-case-monkeypox.html
     
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    What is monkeypox viral infection?

    What is monkeypox?

    Monkeypox is a rare viral infection which people usually pick up in the tropical areas of west and central Africa.

    It is usually spread through direct contact with animals such as squirrels, which are known to harbour the virus.

    However, it can also be transmitted through very close contact with contagious skin lesions on an infected person — such as during sex.

    What are the symptoms?

    Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.

    But its most unusual feature is a rash that often begins on the face, then spreads to other parts of the body, commonly the hands and feet.

    The rash changes and goes through different stages before finally forming a scab, which later falls off.

    How deadly is it?

    Monkeypox is usually mild, with most patients recovering within a few weeks without treatment. Yet, the disease can prove fatal.

    Monkeypox kills up to 10 per cent of people it infects.

    However, with milder strains the fatality rate is closer to one in 100.

    What are the treatment options?

    There are no specific treatments available for monkeypox infection.

    However, because monkeypox virus is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox, jabs for smallpox can also protect people from getting monkeypox.

    One vaccine, Jynneos, also known as Imvamune or Imvanex, has been licensed in the U.S. to prevent monkeypox.

    The jab is about 85 percent effective.
     
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    Oh wow. Had no idea...
     
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    Another virus, another mask! New Yorkers told to mask up again after local patient tests POSITIVE for same genus virus as monkeypox: CDC issues alert and WHO calls emergency meeting after US probes six cases while Europe confirms 100
    • An NYC patient has tested positive for orthopoxvirus - the genus of viruses that includes smallpox, cowpox, horsepox, camelpox, and monkeypox
    • The CDC is still waiting for confirmation that the patient has monkeypox itself
    • Health officials have suggested residents wear masks amid the outbreak
    • The NYC cases comes as Europe confirms 100 infections of the rare disease
    • The CDC issued an alert Friday telling doctors to be 'vigilant' for cases
    • WHO called an emergency meeting to discuss the virus' unprecedented spread
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...l-tests-positive-virus-related-monkeypox.html
     
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    Mask up? This isn’t airborne is it?
     
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    Eat some bananas, you'll be fine
     
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    Someone get back to me when we're supposed to start drinking bleach again.
     
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    Don't be aPOXalyptic.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    The light has to get inside of us
     
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    So we should shove lightbulbs up our butts to protect us from monkey pox?

    Must be a republican thing like taking dewormer to protect you from covid
     
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    Of course not, that would never work, and it's completely silly.

    You need to shove the lightbulb up the monkey's butt.

    barfo
     
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    Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine: Anyone testing positive must isolate for 21 days as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks and doctors warn of 'significant rise' in UK cases
    • Dr Claire Dewsnap is president of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
    • She says she expects to see 'really significant numbers' over the coming weeks
    • It comes as British child in critical condition is among UK's 20 recorded cases
    • Israel and Switzerland are latest countries to confirm they have recorded cases
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...UK-monkeypox-cases-surge-two-three-weeks.html
     
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    Is this how the planet of the apes starts?
     
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    Is monkeypox fatal? Seems like we're kind of knee jerking here but I'm not a doctor of public health so wtf do I know?
     
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    Yes, I think it's more fatal than covid-19, but it's not nearly as contagious. I think you have to have physical contact.
     
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    Not doctors of public health, either?

    When I wake up tomorrow it's Monday, boooooo! I'll wait until Kate Brown locks the entire state down on her way out of office to worry about this one..

    I just had arguably the best weekend of my life, I don't need all this!!
     
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