In Sacramento County, 6, 7 suspected cases of monkey smallpox have been identified

Health officials identified the sixth and seventh possible cases of smallpox in Sacramento County on Thursday. However, these two additional cases are not related to the first five incidents in the county and are related to travel to the United States, not Europe. The last two cases came after officials announced a fifth suspect case on June 7 and nearly three dozen incidents. Close contacts for these cases have been vaccinated. The search for contacts began on two occasions. It is unknown whether the two new cases are related to each other and how many people may be affected. But county public health officials still say the threat to the community is small. The previous five cases were related to the first case involving a person who had recently traveled to Europe. The first case in California was first reported in Sacramento County on May 21 by a health care provider. VIDEO Below | Sak County Public Health Officer Explains Searching for Monkeys Leprosy The county is sharing new cases on its website here. All people who were previously suspected or confirmed to have smallpox have a mild illness and are sitting at home, said Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Casirier said. About 30 people have been vaccinated against smallpox, which must be ordered from the CDC, county officials said last week. 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 when a person comes 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. However, in the last week, the incidence of smallpox in the United States has doubled. As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 84 cases of smallpox or orthopoxvirus, 35 cases of smallpox virus in 18 states, and 35 cases in Washington, D.C. on June 7. Learn more here. It was first identified in 1958 and is commonly found in Central and West African countries. Occasionally there were cases in the United States, including 47 confirmed and potentially imported wild dogs in 2003 in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The World Health Organization is considering naming or naming the epidemic as an international public health emergency, CNN reported. “I think it’s clear that there is an emergency now, and even the virus is behaving as abnormally as it did before,” WTO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreius Tedros said on Tuesday. “But not only that, it’s affecting more and more countries, and we believe it needs some kind of coordinated response because of its geographical spread.” He said there were more than 1,600 confirmed and about 1,500 suspected cases. in 39 countries.

Health officials identified the sixth and seventh possible cases of smallpox in Sacramento County on Thursday. However, these two additional activities are not relevant to the first five cases in the county and are related to travel to the United States, not Europe.

The last two incidents came after officials announced a fifth suspect on June 7, saying about three dozen people had been vaccinated in those cases.

The search for contacts began on two occasions. It is unknown whether the two new people are related to each other and how many people may be affected.

But county public health officials still say the threat to the community is small.

The previous five cases were related to the first case involving a person who had recently traveled to Europe. The first case in Sacramento County, California, was first reported on May 21 by a medical professional.

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

The county shares new cases on its website here.

All those previously suspected or confirmed to have smallpox have a mild illness and are sitting at home, said a public health official, Dr. Olivia Casirier said.

About 30 people have been vaccinated against smallpox, which must be ordered from the CDC, county officials said last week.

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.

Casiri 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.

However, in the last week, the incidence of smallpox in the United States has doubled.

As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 84 cases of smallpox or orthopoxvirus, 35 cases of smallpox virus in 18 states, and 35 cases in Washington, D.C. on June 7. Learn more here.

Smallpox was first identified in 1958 and is most 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.

The World Health Organization is considering calling the epidemic a public health emergency that has raised international concerns, CNN reported.

“I think it’s clear that there is an emergency now, and even the virus is behaving as abnormally as it did before,” WTO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreius Tedros said on Tuesday. “But not only that, it’s affecting more and more countries, and we believe it needs some kind of coordinated response because of its geographical spread.”

According to him, this year more than 1,600 confirmed and about 1,500 suspicious cases have been registered in 39 countries.

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