In Sacramento County, 30 people were vaccinated on suspicion of Case 4

On Monday, public health officials identified a fourth case of suspected smallpox in Sacramento County, and nearly three dozen people were vaccinated for all cases. It was all about the first case that came from someone who had recently traveled to Europe. This incident was first reported by a health worker on May 21. VIDEO Below “Currently, the risk to the general public is low, but people still need to be aware,” said Dr. Sak, a public health officer in Sak County. Olivia Casirier said at a briefing. A fourth person was identified last week and the results of the first test returned on Friday. The work still needs to be approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All those suspected or confirmed to have smallpox in the monkeys have a mild illness and are sitting at home, Casirier said. County officials said about 30 people had received the monkey smallpox vaccine, which must be ordered from the CDC. Symptoms of smallpox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. The patient may later develop rash, which usually begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause sores. The disease can last from two to four weeks. Some people only develop rashes as their first symptom RELATED | Doctors discussing the facts of monkey disease in Sacramento County’s second suspected case, Kasirie said, said that once someone is diagnosed with the virus, it will restart the contact search process, so officials know there is no new virus for at least another three weeks. cases. The monkey smallpox virus can be transmitted to humans when they come in contact with infected animals, humans, or clothing or bedding. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, respiratory tract, or mucous membranes covering the eyes, mouth, and nose. For example, you need to be in contact with someone in a space for at least three hours to be exposed, he said. Smallpox was first identified in 1958 and is common in Central and West Africa. Occasionally there have been cases in the United States, including in 2003 in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, where 47 confirmed wild dogs were imported. and probable cases. As of June 3, there have been 25 reported cases of smallpox or orthopoxvirus in the United States, including a family of viruses containing the smallpox virus, following the current epidemic. The subvariants are circulating and can cause re-infections. At the same briefing, Casirier said COVID-19 cases were on the rise in the county, but the peak could be near. “There are some signs that there may be a slowdown, but it’s too early to tell,” he said. “We know that this last benefit came from subvariants.” The number of hospitalizations has not reached its peak since January, he said. As of Wednesday, there were 36.1 cases per 100,000 people, up from 253 in January. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-150 is 19, and the height of the omicron is more than 600. However, health officials said the increase in travel and infectious subvalants could affect COVID-19 levels before the summer. BA.2 subvarian was the predominant strain, but BA.2.12 and BA2.12.1 have been on the rise in recent weeks, health officials said. “The difference for the general public is that the latter subvariants are more contagious and warn that people can be re-infected,” Casirier said. Epidemiology program manager Jamie White said infections follow similar patterns in demographics and zip codes, but there has been a “slight upsurge” in whites and Asians, as well as people aged 34-50, in recent months. Cassier said people were “strongly advised” to wear masks in public and that vaccines were “our best protector.” Entrepreneurs may be required to wear masks, especially if they work with people or if there is an epidemic at work, he said.

On Monday, public health officials identified a fourth case of suspected smallpox in Sacramento County, and nearly three dozen people were vaccinated for all cases.

It was all about the first case that came from someone who had recently traveled to Europe. The incident was first reported by a medical provider on May 21.

| VIDEO Below | A Saka District Public Health Officer explains how to look for contact with monkeys

“There is little risk to the general public at the moment, but people still need to be aware,” said a public health official. Olivia Casirier said at a briefing.

A fourth person was identified last week and the results of the first test returned on Friday. The work still needs to be approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All those suspected or confirmed to have smallpox in the monkeys have a mild illness and are sitting at home, Casirier said.

County officials say about 30 people have received the monkey vaccine, which must be ordered from the CDC.

Symptoms of smallpox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. The patient may later develop rash, which usually begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause sores. The disease can last from two to four weeks. In some people, rashes appear only as the first symptom.

| RELATED | Doctors discuss monkey case in Sacramento County

According to Cassire, every time someone is detected with a virus, it starts the process of searching for a connection, so officials know that there are no new cases, it may take at least another three weeks.

The monkey smallpox virus can be transmitted to humans when they come in contact with infected animals, humans, or clothing or bedding. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, respiratory tract, or mucous membranes covering the eyes, mouth, and nose.

Cassier stressed that smallpox is not as contagious as COVID-19. For example, you need to be in contact with someone in a space for at least three hours to be exposed, he said.

Smallpox was first identified in 1958 and is common in Central and West Africa.

There have been occasional cases in the United States, including in 2003 in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, where 47 certified and potentially imported wild dogs emerged.

As of June 3, there were 25 cases of smallpox or orthopoxvirus in the United States.

The occurrence of COVID-19 may be “slowing down,” but highly contagious omicron subvariants can circulate and cause re-infections.

At the same briefing, Casirier said COVID-19 cases were on the rise in the county, but the peak could be near.

“There are some signs that there may be a slowdown, but it’s too early to tell,” he said. “We know that this last wave came from subvariants.”

There were no peak cases in January and no hospitalizations, he said.

As of Wednesday, there were 36.1 cases per 100,000 people, up from 253 in January. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-150 is 19, and the height of the omicron is more than 600.

However, health officials said the increase in travel and infectious subvalants could affect COVID-19 levels before the summer.

BA.2 subvarian was the predominant strain, but BA.2.12 and BA2.12.1 have been on the rise in recent weeks, health officials said.

“The difference for the general public is that the latter subvariants are more contagious and warn that people can be re-infected,” Casirier said.

Epidemiology program manager Jamie White said infections follow similar patterns in demographics and zip codes, but there has been a “slight upsurge” in whites and Asians, as well as people aged 34-50, in recent months.

Cassier said people were “strongly advised” to wear masks in public and that vaccines were “our best protector.”

Businesses may also require wearing masks, especially if they interact with the community or if there is an epidemic at work, he said.

District health officials said they were following government instructions and had not been mandated to wear a mask.

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