Third suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County, health officials say

Third suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County, health officials say



HAVE NOW. THIS COMES AS MORE CASES HAVE BEEN SUSPECTED IN THE GLOBAL OUTBREAK OF THIS VERY RARE DISEASE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OR WHO HAS IDENTIFIED 2 CASES IN 12 WESTERN COUNTRIES. SO HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SIX PEOPLE THE CDC IS ENTERING INTO THE UNITED STATES. THERE ARE AREIX S OF THEM. THEY WERE PASSENGERS WHO SIT NEAR AN INFECTED TRAVELER WHO HAD SYMPTOMS DURING A FLIGHT FROM NIGERIA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM EARLIER THIS MONTH SEPARATELY CDC OFFICIALS ARE ALSO INVESTIGATION OF A CONFIRMED CASE OF MONKEYPOX IN A MAN IN MASSACHETUSTS WHO HAD RECENTLY TRAVELED TO CANADA AND IS JOINING US NOW TO GET MORE PERSPECTIVE ON THIS DR. VANESSA WALKERDR. WALKER. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, BUT FIRST I HAVE TO KNOW THESE SIX PEOPLE WERE INFECTED BECAUSE THEY WERE CLOSE TO THE PERSON WHO IS INFECTED ON A PLANE. WELL REMEMBER YOU ARE BEING INVESTIGATED, RIGHT? SO IT IS NOT 100% CONFIRMED. SO IT WILL TAKE TIME TO SEE IF THEY REALLY HAVE THE VIRUS BUT WHEN YOU ARE SITTING NEXT TO SOMEONE ON A PLANE YOU ARE VERY CLOSE BUT THIS IS NOT LIKE COVID THE BIG DROPS THAT ARE CREATED OR REQUIRED TO SPREAD. THIS VIRUS IS DIFFERENT FROM VICOD. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CLOSE TO THESE PEOPLE AND IN FACT THE PROBABLE RISK FACTORS ARE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE INFECTED PARTY, WHETHER THEOX P HIMSELF, THE DIFFERENT BLISTERS OR THE CLOTHING THE PERSON WAS WEARING. SO THIS IS A MUCH HIGHER CONTACT DISEASE, NOT SOMETHING YOU ARE GOING TO PASS THROUGH SOMEONE AND GET FROM THERE THEY RAISE WELL, AND YES, THEY ARE INVESTIGATING BUT THERE WERE SIX INFECTED PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THIS PLANE. AND SO IUE GSS IS A LITTLE CONFUSED BECAUSE THE FIRST DR. WALKER WE HEARD YOU KNOW, IT HAD TO BE VERY VERY VERY CLOSE FOR A LONG TIME, RIGHT? AND SO YOU ARE YOU KNOW, UNLESS YOU’RE LIKE BEING WITH THE PERSON OR YOU KNOW IN THE SAME, YOU KNOW USING THE SAME SHEETS ETC SITTING IN THE SAME CCHOU THAT KIND OF THING, BUT NOW I WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE HOW CLOSE CAN SIX PEOPLE BE TO ONE PERSON. YOU HAVE THE PERSON ON YOUR RIGHT AND THE PERSON ON YOUR LEFT, BUT I DON’T KNOW. I THINK THAT’S WHY PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS. WELL I MEAN THERE WAS A LONG FLIGHT EVERY TIME YOU’RE ON A PLANE ESPECIALLY IF U’REYO CAME BACK YOU KNOW AND THEN REGULAR SEATING ON BUS THOSE FLIGHTS ARE FULL AND YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY MANY MANY HOSUR AND YOU KNOW BREATHING THE SAME AIR AND WE DON’T WEAR MASKS ON PLANES AS MUCH AS WE BEFORE, SO YOU COULD DEFINITELY SEE HOW MOST OF THE ENVIRONMENT COULD LEAD TO KNOW A SPREAD OF ISTH INFECTION. DO YOU HAVE AN EYE? NO WAY I THINK WE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION HERE NEED TO BE TERRIFIED THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET MONKEOXYP RIGHT NOW, BUT I MEAN, IT ALSO SPREADS THROUGH TOUCHING AN ACTUAL SORE OR LET’S SAY THAT PERSON WITH THE OPEN SORE SAID ON A SEAT AND THEN HE SAID ON THE SEAT. YES, SO IT IS A SEAT. IT IS CONTACT WITH SOMETHING THAT OTHER PERSON WAS IN CONTACT WITH. WHERE? INFECTIOUS MATERIAL WOULD TOUCH IT. SO IF YOU SIT ON A SEAT, AND THEN THEY KNOW YOU LEFT SOME INFECTIOUS MATERIAL BEHIND AND THEN YOU DID NOT CONTACT THAT SEAT. THIS IS ANOTHER NON-CRIMINAL SOURCE, BUT REMEMBER THE PLANES CLEAN THE SEATS AND NOW ESPECIALLY WITH CIDOV THEY HAVE MUCH HIGHER CLEANLINESS THAN THEY TOLD YOU BUT AS I SAID THE MAIN SOURCE OF INFECTION FOR THE VISIRUS IS GOING TO BE DIRECT CONTACT WITH NEARBY PEOPLE CONTACT AND I LIKE I SAID, I REALLY DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE AFRAID THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET THIS VIRUS IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE. WE NEED WHEN PEOPLE GET VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX AND IF I WANT TO TELL ME, WHO SHOULD? I CAN’T REMEMBER IF I’VE EVER HAD ONE FRANKLY. I WAS BORN IN 1976. DID I GET A BKAC THEN? I DON’T REMEMBER. I WANT TO SAY IT WAS ERADICATED WORLDWIDE IN 1980. SO AND WE WAS BORN IN 1982 AND DIDN’T HAVE A SMALLPOX ACCENT SO MANY OF US LIVING RHTIG NOW HAVE NEVER BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX AND SO IT’S SOMETHING THAT OBVIOUSLY IS AN NCCOERN AND YNGOUER IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE CHILDREN ARE AT GREATEST RISK FOR SERIOUS ILLNESS, BUT IT IS STILL A LOT OF CHILDREN OR DISEASE IN SMALLPOX. THIS IS NOT GENERALLY FAMILIAL SMALLPOX, BUT IT IS MUCH MILDER AND THE STRAINS WE ARE SEEING COMING OUT AT LEAST FROM THE UKRE TO MORE TO THE LEFT IN TERMS OF DEATH RATE, YOU KNOW LOOKING AT AROUND 1% VERSUS THIS IS THE CHICKENPOX MONO MAY HAVE A DEATH RATE GREATER THAN 0% 1 AND CERTAIN STRAINS. SO, YOU KNOW, YES, THIS IS SOMETHING TO PAY ATTENTION TO, BUT LIKE I SAID, THIS IS SOMETHING WE JUST NEED TO KEEP A CLEAR HEAD AND NOT WORRY. DO I MEAN THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER GETTING VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX? ARE YOU GOING TO GET ONE FOR YOURSELF? NO, I AM NOTING A SMALLPOX VACCINE AND WOULD WAIT UNTIL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION BASED ON CONCERN THAT CONTACT TRACING FOR THIS IS GNGOIO BEING MUCH EASIER THAN CONTACT TRACING FOR COVID. LET’S SAY THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE I THINK I HAVE THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS VIRUS UNDER MHUC BETTER CE.AR I WANT TO THINK ABOUT EBOLA, YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAD IT PATIENTS COMING. ABOUT EBOLA, WE WERE ABLE TO BLOCK IT VERY HARD. THEREFORE, A VERY EASY TO SPREAD RESPIRATORY DISEASE THAT HAS NO SYMPTOMS. THIS IS HOW COVID SPREAD SO RAPIDLY AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ALL ADHERING TO THIS VIRUS IS VERY DIFFERENT AND CONTACT TRACING AND ALL THE NORMAL THINGS PEOPLE DO FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ARE GOING TO WORK VERY WELL TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. IT’S OKAY. WELL, THANK YOU FOR THAT GOOD INFORMATION TO CALM PEOPLE’S FEARS M HEY YOU KNOW ONLY EVERYTHING CHANGE IN APPROXIMATELY 24 HOURS WHAT THEY SAID, YOU KNOW, AS VERY UNLIKELY NOW, WE MAY BE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. I WANT TO SAY IT WAS 24 HOURS. AND JUST YOU KNOW, YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE I” SOMEONE TRAVELING FROM AN AREA YOU KNOW HAD IT SITE IS YES. IT’S OKAY. WELL WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME ONCE AGAIN, AND ESPECIALLY YOU HAVE HELPED US A LOT DURING THE LAST THREE TWO OR THREE YEARS IN THE PANDEMIC DR. WALKER. THANK YOU

Third suspected monkeypox case identified in Sacramento County, health officials say

A third suspected case of monkeypox has been identified in Sacramento County, public health officials said Tuesday. This third possible case was identified through contact tracing from Sacramento County’s first confirmed case last week. (Video above: Dr. Vanessa Walker responds to a possible case of monkeypox in Sacramento County) Officials are still awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the latest case. In the last month, health officials confirmed one case of monkeypox. Another possible case in close contact with the first was still pending testing, the county said Friday. The cases come from the first person with the first confirmed case who had recently traveled to Europe. Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain. , swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. The patient may also develop a rash days later that often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause injury. The illness can last from two to four weeks. Some people only develop the rash as their first symptom.| MORE | Dr. Vanessa Walker answers some questions and concerns about the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox was first identified in 1958 and is found primarily in West and Central African countries, the CDPH says. There have been occasional cases in the US, including a 2003 outbreak in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin of imported prairie dogs that had 47 confirmed and probable cases. The CDC said they are now tracking “clusters” of cases in Europe and North America. VIDEO BELOW | Doctors discuss facts about monkeypox amid second suspected Sacramento case

A third suspected case of monkeypox has been identified in Sacramento County, public health officials said Tuesday. This third possible case was identified through contact tracing since Sacramento County first confirmed case last week.

(Video above: Dr. Vanessa Walker responds to a possible case of monkeypox in Sacramento County)

Officials are still awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the latest case.

In the last month, health officials confirmed one case of monkeypox. Another possible case in close contact with the first was still pending testing, the county said Friday.

The cases come from the first person with the first confirmed case who had recently traveled to Europe.

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. The patient may also develop a rash days later that often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause injury. The illness can last from two to four weeks. Some people only develop the rash as their first symptom.

| MORE | Dr. Vanessa Walker answers some questions and concerns about the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox was first identified in 1958 and is found primarily in West and Central African countries, the CDPH says.

There have been occasional cases in the US, including a 2003 outbreak in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin of imported prairie dogs that had 47 confirmed and probable cases.

The CDC said it is now tracking “clusters” of cases in Europe and North America.

| VIDEO BELOW | Doctors discuss facts about monkeypox amid second suspected Sacramento case

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