May 28, 2024

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CDC warns: Monkeypox may come back this summer

CDC warns: Monkeypox may come back this summer


CDC warns: Monkeypox may come back this summer.

WHO just canceled the global public health emergency! US CDC warns: monkeypox may come back this summer

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently removed monkeypox from the “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC), but the epidemic in Taiwan, which has been in double digits for 5 consecutive weeks, has not cooled down.

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also warned that as the footsteps of summer get closer, there may be another outbreak of monkeypox.


CDC warns: Monkeypox may come back this summer


According to the “New York Post” report, the US CDC said that during the summer vacation, people have more opportunities to gather together to participate in festivals or activities, which increases the risk of monkeypox infection. Therefore, the authorities are worried that the monkeypox epidemic may make a comeback this summer.

The agency revealed that between April 17 and May 5, a total of 12 confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported in the Chicago area, and there was another suspected case of monkeypox, which showed that the monkeypox epidemic was still serious, and these patients were all men, but none of them were hospitalized.

Nine of the 13 patients had received the JYNNEOS vaccine against smallpox and monkeypox, the CDC said. Although monkeypox is not fatal, some people can become very sick, and vaccination can help reduce the symptoms and severity of infection, so the CDC encourages people at risk to get vaccinated against monkeypox as soon as possible .

Monkeypox, a viral disease, has become a global outbreak since the spring of 2022, leading to a state of emergency in the United States and reaching its peak in August 2022. As of May 10 this year, more than 30,000 monkeypox cases had been reported in the United States.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the most common symptom of monkeypox patients is a skin rash that begins as small, flat bumps that later develop into blisters and pustules. The scab then forms and falls off after 2 to 4 weeks.

Not everyone who catches the virus develops a rash, though. Other symptoms of monkeypox also include fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pain and fatigue.

The US CDC reminds that monkeypox is not only transmitted among gay, bisexual men and transgender people, women, children and heterosexual men may also be infected with monkeypox, and its most common way of transmission is through close contact and skin-to-skin contact .


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