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

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 ENBE SUSPECTED IN THE GLOBAL OUTBREAK OF THIS VERY RARE DISEASE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OR THE WHO HAS IDENTIFIED00 2 CASES IN 12 WESTERN COUNTRIES. SO HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AUTBO THE SIX PEOPLE THE CDC IS ENTERING IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE AREIX S OF THEM. THEY WERE PASSENGERS WHO SAT NEAR AN INFECTED TRAVELER WHO HAD SYMPTOMS WHILE ON A FLIGHT FROM NIGERIA TOHE T UK EARLIER THIS MONTH SEPARATELY CDC OFFICIALS ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING A CASE OF MONKEYPOX CONFIRMED IN A MAN IN MASSACHETUSTS WHO HAD RECENTLY TRAVELED TO CANADA AND JOINING US NOW TO GET MORE PERSPECTIVE ON THIS DR. VANESSA WALKER DR. WALKER. THANKS FOR JOINING US, BUT FIRST IOT G TOSK A SO THESE SIX PEOPLE WERE INFECTED BECAUSE THEY WERE IT NEAR THE PERSON WHO IS INFECTED ON A PLANE. WELL, REMEMBER THEY’RE BEING INVESTIGATED, RIGHT? SO IT’S NOT 100%HA T THEY ARE CONFIRMED. SO WE IT WILL TAKE TIME TO SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY DO HAVE THE VIRUS BUT WHEN YOU’RE SITTING NEXT TO SOMEBODY ON A PLANE YOU’RE IN PRETTY CLOSE PROXIMITY,UT B IT’S THIS ISN’T LIKE COVID THE LARGE DROPLETS THAT ARE CREEDAT OR THAT ARE REQUIRED TO SPREAD. THIS VIRUS IS DIFFENTRE THAN VICOD. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CLOSE TO THESE PEOPLE AND IN FACT THE LIKELY RISK FACTORS GOING TOE B DIRECT CONTACT WITH INFECTED EITHER THEOX P THEMSELVES THE VARIOUS BLISTERS OR WITH CLOTHING THAT THE PERSON WAS WEARING. SO THISS I A MUCH MORE HIGH CONTACT ILLNESS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE GOING TO JTUS WALK BY SOMEBODY AND AND GET FROM THERE FROM THEM BREEDING WELL, AND YES, THEY’RE INVESTIGATING BUT THESE WERE SIX INFECTED PEOPLE THAT WERE ON THIS PLANE. AND SO IUE GSS IT’S JUST A LITTLE CONFUSING BECAUSE AT FIRST DR. WALKER WE HEARD THAT YOU KNOW, IT HAD TO BE REALLY REALLY REALLY CLOSE PROXITYMI FOR A LONG LONG TIME, RIGHT? AND SO YOU’RE YOU KNOW, UNLESS YOU’RE LIKE LAYING DOWN WITH THE PERSON OR YOU KNOW IN THE SAME, YOU KNOW USING THE SAME SHEETS ETC SITTING ON THE SAME CCHOU THAT SORT OF THING, BUT NOW I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THIS IS SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE HOW CLOSE COULD SIX PEOPLE BE TO ONE PERSON. YOU’VE GOT THE PERSON ON YOUR RIGHT THE PERSON ON YOUR LEFT, BUT I DON’T KNOW. I THINK THAT’S WHY PEOEPL ARE GETTING A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THIS. WELL, I MEAN THERE WAS A LONG FLIGHT RIGHT ANYTIME YOU’RE ON AN AIRPLANE, ESPECIALLY IF U’REYO BACK, YOU KNOW, AND THEN REGULAR COACH SEATING THOSE FLIGHTS ARE PACKEDND YOU ARE AROUND PEOPLE FOR MANY MANY HOSUR AND YOU KNOW BREATHING THE SAME AIR AND IT WE’RE NOT REALLY WEARING MASKS ON PLANES AS MUCH AS WE WERE BEFORE SO I COULD DEFINITELY SEE HOW THAT MOST ENVIRONMENT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO YOU KNOW A SPREAD OF ISTH INFECTION. DO YOU HAVE AN EYE? I BY NO MEANSND A THINKING THAT WE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION HERE NEED TO BE TERRIFIED THAT WE’RE GOING TO GET MONKEOXYP RIGHT NOW, BUT I MEAN, SO DOES IT SPREAD THRGHOU TOUCHING AN ACTUAL SORE OR LET’S SAY THAT PERSON WITH THE OPEN SORE SAT ON A SEAT AND THEN YOU SAT ON THE SEAT. YEAH, SO IT’S A SEAT. IT’S CONTACT WITH ANYTHING THAT THAT OTHER PERSON WAS IN CONTACT WITH WHERE? INFECTIOUS MATERIAL WOULD TOUCH IT. SO IF YOU SAT ON A SEAT, AND THEN THEY KNOW THEY LEFT SOME INFECTIOUS MATERIAL BEHIND AND THEN YOU CAME IONT CONTACT WITH THAT SEAT. THAT IS ANOTHEROT PENTIAL SOURCE, BUT REMEMBER AIRPLANES THEY CLEAN THE SEATS AND BETWEEN NOW ESPECIALLY WITH CIDOV THEY HAVE MUCH HIGHER CLEANING THAN THEYSED TO U BUT LIKE I SAID THE THE MAIN SOURCE OF INFECTION OF TH VISIRUS IS GOING TO BE DIRECT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE CLOSE CONTACT AND I LIKE I SAID, I REALLY DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE AFRAID TTHA THEY’RE GOING TO GET THIS VIRUS GOING ABOUT THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES. DO WE NEED SO WHEN DO PEOPLE GET A SMALLPOX VACCINATION AND IF YOU I MEAN, WHO SHOULD I I CAN’T REMEMBER IF I’VE HAD ONE FRANKLY. I WAS BORN IN 1976. DID I GET ONE BKAC THEN? I DON’T REMEMBER. I MEAN IT WAS ERADICATED WORLDWIDE IN 1980. SO AND WE I WAS BORN IN 1982 AND I DID NOT GET A SMALLPOX ACCENT SO MANY OF US ALIVE RHTIG NOW HAVE NEVER BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX AND SO IT IS SOMETHING THAT OBVIOUSLY IS A NCCOERN AND YNGOUER PEOPLE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHEST RISK OF SEREVE DISEASE, BUT EVEN SO THIS IS A MUCH CHILD OR ILLNESS IN SMALLPOX. THIS IS NOT SMALLPOX IT IN GENERAL FAMILY, BUT IT IS MUCH MORE MILD AND THE STRAINS TTHA WE’RE SEEING COMING OUT AT LEAST FROM THE UKRE A MORE ON THE LEFT CONCERNING DEATH RATE, YOU KNOW LOOKING AT AROUND A 1% VERSUS THIS THE MONKEY POX CAN BE UPWARDS OF0% 1 FATALITY RATE AND CERTAIN STRAINS. SO, YOU KNOW, YES, IT’S SOMETHING TO KP AN EYE ON BUT LIKE I SAID, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE JUST WE JUST NEED TO KI ONDF KEEP COOL HEADS ABOUT IT AND AND LET’S NOT GETOO T CONCERNED. DO I I MEAN SHOULD WE CONSIDER WE GETTING A SMALLPOX VACCINATION? AR YEOU GOING TO GET ONE FOR YOURSELF? NO, I’M NOTET GNG A SMALLPOX VACCINATION AND I WOULD WAIT UNTIL MORE INFORMATION COMES OUT FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS BASED ON THE CONCERN THE CONTACT TRACING FOR THIS IS GNGOIO BE MUCH EASIER THAN CONTACT TRACING FOR COVID. LET’S SAY THEY’ GOINGRE TOE B ABLE TO I THINK GET THIS, YOU KNOW, THIS VIRUS UNDER MHUC BETTER CE.AR I MEAN THINK ABOUT EBOLA, YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAD IT PATIENTS COMING. ABOUT EBOLA WE WERE ABLE TO LOCK THAT DOWN VERY TIGHTLY. SO A REALLY EASILY SPREAD RESPIRATORY ILLNESS THATAS H NO SYMPTOMS. THAT’S HOW COVID SPREAD SO QUICKLY AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ALL KINDF O LATCHING ON TO THIS VIRUS IS VERY DIFFERENT AND CONTACT TRACING AND ALL THE NORMAL THINGS THAT PEOPLE DO FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ARE GOING TO WORK VERY WELL TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. ALL RIGHT. WELL, THANK YOU FORLL A OF THAT GOOD INFORMATION FOR CALMING FEARS PEOPLE M HEAY YOU KNOW IT JUST IT ALL CHANGED IN ABOUT 24 HOURS WHAT THEY WEER SAYING, YOU KNOW, LIKE VERY UNLIKELY NOW, WE MAY BE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. I MEAN IT WAS 24 HOURS. AND SO THAT’SOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE I’’ SOMEBODY WHO TRAVELED FROM AN AREA THAT YOU KNOW HAD IT SITO ’S IT’S YEAH. ALL RIGHT. WELL, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME ONCE AGAIN, AND ESPECIALLY YOU’VE HELPED US SO MUCH FOR THE LAST THREE TWO THREE YEARS IN THE PANDEMIC DR. WALKER. THANK YO

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


A third suspected monkeypox case has been identified in Sacramento County, public health officials said on Tuesday. This third possible case was identified through contact tracing since Sacramento County’s first confirmed case last week.(Video above: Dr. Vanessa Walker responds to likely monkeypox case 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 have confirmed one case of monkeypox. Another possible case in close contact with the first was still pending testing, the county said on Friday.The cases stem from the first person with the first confirmed case who had recently traveled to Europe.Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes chills, and exhaustion. The patient can also develop a rash days later that often begins in the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause lesions. The illness can last anywhere from two to four weeks. Some people only develop the rash as their first symptom.| MORE | Dr. Vanessa Walker answers some questions and concerns on monkeypox virusMonkeypox was first identified in 1958 and mostly is found in Central and West African countries, CDPH says.There have been occasional cases in the U.S., including a 2003 outbreak in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin from 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 on monkeypox amid second suspected Sacramento case

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

(Video above: Dr. Vanessa Walker responds to likely monkeypox case 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 have confirmed one case of monkeypox. Another possible case in close contact with the first was still pending testing, the county said on Friday.

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

Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes chills, and exhaustion. The patient can also develop a rash days later that often begins in the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause lesions. The illness can last anywhere from two to four weeks. Some people only develop the rash as their first symptom.

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

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

There have been occasional cases in the U.S., including a 2003 outbreak in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin from 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 on monkeypox amid second suspected Sacramento case

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