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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:45 AM

Monkeypox: More Than 200 Contacts Tracked In US For Rare Disease

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BBC News, July 21, 2021.

More than 200 people in 27 US states are being tracked for possible rare monkeypox infections, health officials say. They fear people may have come in to contact with a Texas man who brought the disease in from Nigeria earlier this month. The man - believed to be the first monkeypox case in the US since 2003 - was taken to hospital but is in a stable condition.

So far, no new cases have been found.

What is monkeypox? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is concerned passengers who were on board two flights the man made may have been exposed to the disease. He flew into Atlanta, Georgia from Lagos, Nigeria on 9 July, before taking a flight to Dallas, where he was hospitalised, the CDC said. It said it was working with the airlines to assess "potential risks to those who may have had close contact with the traveller".

But the chances of the disease spreading on the plane were low because passengers had to wear face masks, it added. A CDC spokesperson told the BBC it was "working with state and local health departments to follow up with individuals who may have been exposed to monkeypox".

The risk to the general public is thought to be low," the spokesperson said, adding that none of the 200 people they were monitoring were thought to be "high risk". Monkeypox is a rare viral disease from the same family as smallpox, but is much less severe. It occurs mostly in remote parts of central and west African countries, near tropical rainforests.

The symptoms include:...


- Get to work on the tropical MP vaccine pronto & add it to the Covid Boosters. I swear to dog. We had the locusts already, what's next, the billion toads or frogs? Lol.

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:59 AM

1. Maybe the unvaccinated would do a MonkeyPox/covid combo?

Covid doesn't sound scary, but I bet Monkey pox does.

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:35 AM

2. Monkey Pox will be another terror! But how

about a special side of 'Primate Pox' vax with the main Covid shot. They won't know what primate is- tell them it's a new swanky, upscale financial term. That could work... Or the Combo, the special, that is rather good. It sounds ample too, add some fries to it. Throw in a jumbo Dr. Pepper or something..

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