Summer Travel: What the CDC says travelers need to know about monkeypox

As monkeypox continues to spread, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the level of alertness to travelers. The number of confirmed cases of the virus exceeds 1,000 worldwide. Two in Salt Lake County..

The CDC warns that travelers should “take enhanced precautions” against monkeypox. Spelling They should avoid:

  • Close contact with sick people, including those with obvious rashes or acne on the skin or genitals
  • Contact with dead or living wildlife, such as rats, squirrels, other rodents, monkeys, apes, and other small mammals such as non-human primates.
  • Eat and prepare wildlife in Africa and use products derived from wildlife
  • Contact with clothing, bedding, or medical materials used by or may have come into contact with infected animals

Earlier versions of the CDC’s precautions included wearing a mask, but the recommendation was removed “because it caused confusion,” officials said in a statement. story The New York Times posted on Tuesday warning that the virus could levitate.

There are three levels of travel recommendations issued by the CDC. At level 1, people are told to “take normal precautions.” Level 2. Enhanced precautions such as those mentioned above are recommended. At level 3, people need to “avoid unnecessary trips.”

According to the CDC, the risk to the general public remains low. Monkeypox is a rare disease, fatal in up to 11% of cases, mainly confined to parts of Africa, transmitted by human contact with infected animals, but is now present, according to the CDC. It seems to spread from human to human.

Many infected men are men who have had sex with men, but public health officials say that monkeypox can be other types of long-term contact, such as clothing, bedding, or contact with other substances contaminated with the virus. He emphasizes that close contact can spread.

As of Tuesday, CDC reports 1,088 confirmed cases in 29 countries.The most, slightly over 300, are in the United Kingdom and other parts of the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Germany, France, and AmericaAt least 34 cases have been identified in more than a dozen states.

Two adults from a household in the same Salt Lake County who traveled to a European country where monkeypox was seen were announced as follows: Utah’s first possible case Analysis of the virus on May 23 by the Salt Lake County Health Department.

The pair “healed last week and finished quarantine,” said Nicholas Rupp, a spokesman for the county health department, on Wednesday, and is now suspected of having monkeypox in Salt Lake County, or There are no confirmed cases.

When the incident was confirmed, he said the infected individual “remains isolated and poses no risk to the public. Previous contact tracing did not identify high-risk individuals from local cases.” The county health department says.

The Utah case Confirmed Through additional testing by the CDC and authorities, as monkeypox, it was revealed that all cases in the United States at that time were associated with men. Due to privacy concerns, little information about patients with this disease is available, but things have changed as the virus spreads.

According to the CDC, if you have an unexplained rash or a lesion on a part of your body, you should be treated immediately and avoid contact with others. Fever, headaches, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes may occur before the rash develops. The rash becomes a liquid-filled acne that eventually becomes a scab and falls off.

According to the CDC, if you suspect you may have monkeypox, alert your health care provider by phone in advance if possible, and use public transport until approved by a health professional or public health authority. Please do not use.

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https://www./utah/2022/6/8/23159750/what-cdc-says-travelers-need-to-know-about-monkeypox Summer Travel: What the CDC says travelers need to know about monkeypox

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