The U.S. is in the process of releasing a monkey vaccine from a national warehouse for “high-risk” people, the CDC says.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that there was one confirmed case and four suspected cases of monkey disease in the United States.

“I can say that the Jynneos vaccine has been requested to be released for some high-risk contacts by some of the first patients in the National Reserve, so it is now active,” the doctor said. This was announced on Monday by Jennifer McQueiston, Deputy Director of the Department of Highly Dangerous Pathogens and Pathologies of the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases of the CDC National Center.

McQuiston said the United States has a “good stock” of the vaccine as it prepares to be required to use smallpox doses.

In the United States, the two-dose Jynneos vaccine is licensed to prevent smallpox and especially monkey smallpox.

“We currently have more than 1,000 doses of it and we expect that level to rise rapidly in the coming weeks because the company will give us more doses,” Mackwiston said.

There is another smallpox vaccine licensed in the United States, ACAM2000, which can be used to prevent monkey smallpox and has more than 100 million doses in the country.

“ACAM2000 is an older generation vaccine against smallpox, which has some serious side effects, so the decision to use it more widely will lead to a serious discussion,” said Mackiston.

In general, “we hope to distribute the vaccine as much as possible to those who will benefit from it,” he said. “They are people who have been in contact with people with monkey pox, medical staff, very close personal contacts and people who are at particular risk of contracting smallpox.”

A confirmed case of monkey disease in the United States is in a man in Massachusetts, and four cases of orthopoxia are in men in New York, Florida and Utah, according to the CDC. Orthopox generally refers to smallpox viruses.

According to McQuiston, health care providers should consider these orthopox cases to be monkeys.

“Additional cases may be reported in the United States,” he said.

McQuiston said the CDC expects to receive samples “today or tomorrow” from four suspicious cases for further analysis. Laboratories in the CDC’s Laboratory Response Network can test for the orthopox virus, which is then tested for monkeys by PCR tests at the agency, which will take “several hours” to process, he said.

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“Once the CDC sample is taken, we can perform PCR tests confirming smallpox on the same day. We’re really seeing a change in a day or two, since the suspicious patient draws the doctor’s attention to them.

The CDC sequence of the confirmed case in Massachusetts was “really fast,” and within 48 hours, investigators were able to see that it coincided with the incident in Portugal.

“This process took two weeks ago, but we were able to publish it in two days, because we think that the open sharing of priority data will be important for all countries. Understand how the virus is spreading around the world,” Mackwiston said.

Monkey smallpox can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, not sex, the doctor said. John Brooks, CDC Chief Physician for HIV Prevention.

“Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection in the normal sense, but it can be transmitted through sexual and intimate contact, as well as through personal contact and through common bedding and clothing,” Brooks said Monday. Most of the victims of the recent epidemic of the virus are gay and bisexual men, he said.

Brooks rashes “occur in different parts of the body, usually more than we expect,” including the genital and perianal area.

“In some cases, it is caused by an infection of the anal or genitals similar to other diseases such as herpes, chicken pox or syphilis. For rashes, give a full assessment, especially for sexually transmitted infections and other diseases that cause rashes, ”he said.

“By focusing on the fact that some of these cases were sexual and perianal presentations, what we’re trying to do is warn people that they may come to evaluate what they think is STIs, but can we say that the ‘provider’ is this monkey?” if circumstances allow. ”

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