For now at least there is 351 confirmed cases of monkeypox in humans In the United States, more than half of the states reported at least one event. The bar is given barriers to diagnosis and testingthere are probably a lot more cases out there than before documented. So how do you protect yourself?
Should I get the monkeypox vaccine right away?
Stand there: Tthat vaccine is not available to the general public again. You can’t just walk into a pharmacy and get a dose of the COVID vaccine. If he wants to go around, it is not enough. So, if you’re worried about contracting monkeypox, but don’t know someone else has it, out of general fear, it’s best to keep other options in mind.look at yourself.
We discussed Here are the basics of monkeypox. The greatest thing to know is that it is transmitted through close contact. If you have monkeypox, you can spread it to your immediate family, sexual partners, and anyone you come into skin-to-skin contact with. If you need bed, clothes, or if you share a towel with someone, or share utensils such as cups and silverware, it can also be transmitted. It’s possible transmitted by respiratory droplets, but not aerosols.
Monkeypox lesions change in appearance over the course of the disease, but may appear as fluid-filled or pus-filled blisters. Any fluid or scab from the urine can carry the virus, which is the basis for most of this advice.
TThe most important way to prevent monkeypox is to avoid close contact with an infected person. And if you notice a rash that could be monkeypox, be sure to seek medical attention and/or contact your public health department.
What about vaccines?
Well, we have some good news. At first, monkeypox vaccines were not widely available; The US (like other countries) didn’t have enough vaccine to go around. Now, while there are still not enough doses to vaccinate everyone, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they have 1.6 million doses of the two-dose Jynneos monkeypox vaccine on hand or expected later this year — and ready to use. Our friends at Gizmodo have more details on the announcement.
The US also has stocks of another vaccine made for smallpox, but it is effective against monkeypox, but it has more side effects and is not recommended if you can get Jynneos.
Who is eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine?
HHS said give preference to areas with the highest incidence of monkeypox. Now look at the numbers by state The CDC is monitoring, and there don’t seem to be any hotspots. The most affected states include California, New York, and Florida, which are also the nation’s most populous..
The next step is for local public health authorities to administer the vaccine to people at high risk of contracting monkeypox. Several groups are named in the announcement:
- People who have had “close physical contact” with someone who has monkeypox.
- People who have a sexual partner with monkey disease.
- Men who have sex with men, and In a place where monkeypox is spreading, he has recently had several sexual partners.
The vaccine can prevent monkeypox if you get it soon after exposure, so a strategy to vaccinate close contacts seems smart.
Will monkeypox continue to spread?
Well, we don’t know yet. In the past, monkey outbreaks did not last long in humans. But this type of monkeypox has several mutations that may increase its transmission. The number of cases is increasing speed In areas where monkeypox is not normally endemic (such as the US), cThis can definitely be a big deal.
And if it happens to be one, it really sucks. Current guidelines for people with three weeks of monkeypox There are not many people who can stay home from work for three weeks and there are I have no plans to take on the infected financial or other assistance.
World Health Organization recently met i’m stupid the monkeypox situation and decides to declare it a public health emergency of international concern. THEat that time they said not yet— but the general director said today get the gang together to revisit the issue.