First monkeypox case reported in Florida

The CDC recently sent a warning to doctors and health departments just so they can be on the lookout for patients who show signs of monkeypox, but health officials also add that it is a rare virus and the risk of catching it remains low for now. Florida health officials are looking into a possible monkeypox case, making it the third possible case of the virus in the US There are more than 190 confirmed or suspected infections reported in at least 16 countries where officials say it is not normally found. Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading? On Sunday, President Joe Biden shared his first public comments on monkeypox. “We’re working on it, hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine, if any, may be available for. It is a concern in the sense that if it were to spread, it’s consequential, “Biden said. The CDC and World Health Organization are watching the virus closely. But health officials like Dr. Rajiv Bahl in Orlando say the risk to the general public remains low for now.” It’s something that we should not be freaked out at yet by any means, ”Bahl said. “This is not going to be like COVID-19 at this point.” Monkeypox was first discovered in the 1950s with the first human case found in 1970. Researchers say the rare disease that’s related to smallpox typically circulates in Western and Central Africa. not easily passed from person to person but it can spread in several ways. “It’s originally from animals to people, but now once it’s amongst people it can change by respiratory droplets,” Bahl said. “You can see it by face-to-face contact, by mucous membranes and even by sharing saliva with somebody as well.” Bahl said early signs can mirror flu symptoms like a fever, chills or exhaustion. Patients then develop a rash on the face a few days later which then spreads to the rest of the body. “As well as your palms, your soles and sometimes on the inside of your mouth as well. These rashes can sometimes be painful as well, ”Bahl said. “Most people do recover from monkeypox without any issue at all. Sometimes it takes two to four weeks to get full recovery of it.”

The CDC recently sent a warning to doctors and health departments just so they can be on the lookout for patients who show signs of monkeypox, but health officials also add that it is a rare virus and the risk of catching it remains low for now.

Florida health officials are looking into a possible monkeypox case, making it the third possible case of the virus in the US

There are more than 190 confirmed or suspected infections reported in at least 16 countries where officials say it is not normally found.

Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

On Sunday, President Joe Biden shared his first public comments on monkeypox.

“We’re working on it, hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine, if any, may be available for. It is a concern in the sense that if it were to spread, it’s consequential,” Biden said.

The CDC and World Health Organization are watching the virus closely. But health officials like Dr. Rajiv Bahl in Orlando says the risk to the general public remains low for now.

“It’s something we should not be freaked out at yet by any means,” Bahl said. “This is not going to be like COVID-19 at this point.”

Monkeypox was first discovered in the 1950s with the first human case found in 1970.

Researchers say the rare disease that’s related to smallpox typically circulates in Western and Central Africa.

It’s not easily passed from person to person but it can spread in several ways.

“It’s originally from animals to people, but now once it’s amongst people it can change by respiratory droplets,” Bahl said. “You can see it by face-to-face contact, by mucous membranes and even by sharing saliva with somebody as well . “

Bahl said early signs can mirror flu symptoms like a fever, chills or exhaustion.

Patients then develop a rash on the face a few days later which then spreads to the rest of the body.

“As well as your palms, your soles and sometimes on the inside of your mouth as well. These rashes can sometimes be painful as well,” Bahl said. “Most people do recover from monkeypox without any issue at all. Sometimes it takes two to four weeks to get full recovery of it. “

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