CLEVELAND - It's been confirmed that Cleveland has its first case of Monkeypox. The Cleveland Department of Health is leading the investigation into this case of Monkeypox and is working closely with Ohio's Department of Health and the CDC.
In a release, The Cleveland Department of Health went more in-depth on the virus; you can see that below.
Confirmed Monkeypox Case in Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Department of Public Health, is working with the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a Cleveland resident. They had very limited contact with others in the past 21 days, and public health officials are reaching out to anyone that may have been exposed to the patient with instructions on how to monitor themselves for symptoms. The illness does not currently present a risk to the general public. The CDC is tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. The Ohio Department of Health and the CDC urge health care providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients with rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.
Monkeypox is a viral illness that typically can cause flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a rash on the face and body. Most infections last 2-to-4 weeks. Monkeypox is transmitted from person to person through direct skin-to-skin contact, having contact with an infectious rash, through body fluids, or through respiratory secretions. It can also be transmitted from person to person by inhaling large respiratory droplets or through close contact with body fluids and lesions, as well as bedding and other contaminated materials. It typically takes between 1 and 2 weeks after exposure to exhibit symptoms from the monkeypox virus, but it could take as long as 3 weeks. The virus typically resolves within 2-4 weeks. If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns, please contact your primary care provider.
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