In Sacramento County, a suspected 5 cases of smallpox have been identified

Health officials identified a fifth suspected case of monkey disease in Sacramento County on Tuesday. It came a day after officials announced a fourth suspect case and said about three dozen contacts had been vaccinated in all cases. All the work is related to the first work that came from a person who recently traveled to Europe. The incident was first reported by a health worker on May 21. VIDEO Below Sak County Public Health Officer Explains Searching for Monkey Disease Public Health Officers emphasize that the threat to the community remains low. The county said it will now share new cases on its website here. A fourth person was identified last week and the results of the first test returned on Friday. Both new cases need to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California Department of Public Health and the CDC said Sacramento County would warn the fourth case before making its first public announcement. All of the people suspected or confirmed to have smallpox are mildly ill and sit at home, said Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Casirier said at a briefing on Monday. 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 the second suspected case in Sacramento County said Kasirie said that once someone is diagnosed with the virus, the process of searching for that connection starts anew, 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 7, in 14 states in the United States, as well as in Washington, 35 cases of monkey or orthopoxvirus, a family of viruses containing monkey pox, from the current epidemic. The CDC has a Level 2 warning for travelers to take some precautions. Learn more here.

Health officials identified a fifth suspected case of monkey disease in Sacramento County on Tuesday.

It came a day after officials announced a fourth suspect case and said about three dozen contacts had been vaccinated in 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

Public health officials say the threat to the community remains low.

The county said it will now share new cases on its website here.

A fourth person was identified last week and the results of the first test returned on Friday. Both new cases need to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, Sacramento County is waiting to alert the public about the fourth incident until it first notifies a fourth person.

All those suspected or confirmed to have smallpox in monkeys are mildly ill and sit at home, said a public health official, Dr. Olivia Casirier said at a briefing on Monday.

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. 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 7, there were 35 cases of smallpox or orthopoxvirus in 14 states in the United States, including Washington, D.C., a family of viruses that contained smallpox from the current epidemic. The CDC has a Level 2 warning for travelers to take some precautions. Learn more here.

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