New York City American Monkey Outbreak: Metropolitan Authorities Identify Fifth Suspicious Case – National Number Reaches 22
- New York City health officials say a fifth case of monkey disease has been reported in the city, bringing the total to 22.
- The same day, the first cases of the virus were detected in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
- No additional information was provided on the sex of the last patient in New York or whether he had recently returned from abroad.
- Globally, most cases were found in gay or bisexual men, and Belgium and Spain were considered the epicenters of two raids.
A fifth suspected case of monkey disease was identified in New York on Thursday night, health ministers said, bringing the country’s total to 22.
Imperial officials have not released additional information on the case, including the sex of the patients and whether they are related to international travel.
But the new infection will turn 8 million cities into hotbeds of American tropical disease from West Africa.
Four more cases of monkey smallpox were reported yesterday, with the first cases reported in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Most cases are found in gay and bisexual men who have recently returned from an international trip. But in the United States, human-to-human transmission is also seen in “close contacts.”
More than 700 cases have been identified worldwide, most of them in Spain and the United Kingdom.
The United States has identified 22 cases of monkey disease in 11 states – Pennsylvania and Illinois were added to the list of cities that detected the virus yesterday.
The picture above shows the first clear signs of monkey pox. Once the symptoms appear, they turn black until they wake up and finally fall off
The picture above shows signs of monkey smallpox infection. These warning signs call on everyone to come forward
A new case in New York has positively assessed the orthopox virus – a family that includes smallpox and monkeys.
The sample is now sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing to confirm that monkeys have smallpox. An orthopox-positive person may develop monkey disease.
Revealing its fifth infection yesterday, the New York Department of Health tweeted:
“Five facts have been revealed so far.
“Monkeys are rare in New York, but we can prevent them from spreading. Learn more about prevention and symptoms. ‘
The World Health Organization has reduced the number of sexual partners to fight monkeys
The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged people to reduce the number of sexual partners to fight the spread of smallpox in monkeys.
Dr. Hans Kluge, head of the World Health Organization’s European division, warned that the current epidemic of tropical disease was “unmanageable”.
He warned that the virus had become a new epicenter in Europe, with the epidemic being linked to sexually transmitted infections during raids and festivals on the continent.
Dr. Kluge asserted that the virus, like Covid, “does not require extensive population measures,” but said “serious and urgent” action is needed to prevent more cases.
He added that although the cases were concentrated in men who had sex with men, there was nothing to stop it from spreading to other groups.
The first case in the city was in Manhattan of a man who was hospitalized after symptoms of the virus.
Details of other cases have not been disclosed.
Smallpox now ranks second in California (four), spreading to 11 states.
There are three infections in Florida, and both in Colorado and Utah.
Infections were reported in Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Smallpox is usually transmitted through physical contact with infected skin lesions in patients.
Infected people first develop a fever within the first 21 days before the rash appears on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.
Symptoms can last up to four weeks before the rash goes through several stages and finally subsides.
In most cases it is easy, but one in 10 people and one in 100 people die from the disease.
Smallpox is more common in Europe than in the United States.
Spain reported the highest incidence on the continent (208), followed by England (206) and Portugal (138).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that the epidemic on the continent is linked to unsafe sex in two conflicts in Spain and Belgium.
As in the United States, cases are more common among gays and bisexuals, but health officials warn that there is nothing to stop the spread of the disease to other groups.
There are also growing calls to contain the epidemic, which experts say could spread to other animal populations if the virus is allowed to spread, turning it into a reservoir.
On Wednesday, Dr. Hans Kluge, head of the WHO’s European division, called on people to reduce the number of sexual partners to help stop the epidemic.
He also warned that tropical disease in Europe was “impossible” because there were still unidentified chains of infection.