Cincinnati health officials say two possible cases of monkeypox have been reported in Cincinnati

According to the Cincinnati Health Department, there were two reports of positive cases of monkeypox in Cincinnati on Tuesday. The CHD says the positive cases were reported by the patients’ health care providers. Samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm possible cases. CHD expects to receive those results tomorrow. The two possible cases in Cincinnati come after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency. The CDC reported 17 cases of monkeypox in Ohio and 3,591 nationwide, according to the CDC’s case map. The CDC also confirmed that Kentucky has six cases, while Indiana has 33 cases. Hamilton County Health Director Dr. Stephen Feagans explains that, unlike COVID-19, monkeypox is spread through close contact, not viral transmission. People who contract it often experience symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headaches, chills, lesions and swollen lymph nodes. Irritant blisters are critical in spreading the virus. If someone thinks they have monkeypox, they should call their doctor to get tested. According to Feagans, the test can be painful because it requires swabbing the lesion. A monkeypox vaccine is available, but supplies have been limited. Currently, Feagans said vaccines are given to people who have been in close contact with the virus, such as a family member or partner. The vaccine can be protective if a person receives it within four days of exposure. If taken within 14 days, it may reduce the duration of symptoms. “It’s not widely available, and to date, most of the vaccine has been sent to high-burden areas like New York and Los Angeles,” Feagans said. “Ohio has gotten very little because we’re a Tier C state that doesn’t have a lot of cases.

According to the Cincinnati Health Department, there were two reports of positive cases of monkeypox in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

The CHD says the positive cases were reported by the patients’ health care providers.

Samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm possible cases. CHD expects to receive those results tomorrow.

The two possible cases in Cincinnati come after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

The CDC reported 17 cases of monkeypox in Ohio and 3,591 nationwide, according to the CDC’s case map.

The CDC also confirmed that Kentucky has six cases, while Indiana has 33 cases.

Hamilton County Health Director Dr. Stephen Feagans explains that, unlike COVID-19, monkeypox is spread through close contact, not viral transmission. People who contract it often experience symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headaches, chills, lesions and swollen lymph nodes.

Irritant blisters are critical in spreading the virus.

If someone thinks they have monkeypox, they should call their doctor to get tested. According to Feagans, the test can be painful because it requires swabbing the lesion.

A monkeypox vaccine is available, but supplies have been limited. Currently, Feagans said vaccines are given to people who have been in close contact with the virus, such as a family member or partner. The vaccine can be protective if a person receives it within four days of exposure. If taken within 14 days, it may reduce the duration of symptoms.

“Not much is available, and to date, most of the vaccine has been shipped to high-burden areas like New York and Los Angeles,” Feagans said. “Ohio has gotten very little because we’re a Tier C state that doesn’t have a lot of cases.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.