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The number of monkeypox cases soars to 700, warning “not only sexually transmitted”

According to the CDC investigation, the first 16/17 cases in the US were men who had sex with men, of which 14 patients were related to travel. They are all recovering or recovered, no deaths.

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Sheet Medical Xpress Citing the CDC’s Deputy Director of the Division of High Consequences of Pathogens and Pathogens, Jennifer McQuiston, said that there are some cases with epidemiological links to previous cases, but there is also at least one case. non-travel related cases and it is not known how they became infected.

Although several LGBT festivals in Europe are linked to the outbreak, health officials warn monkey pox still not classified as a sexually transmitted disease, because it is not only sexually transmitted.

A person can become infected by skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, especially from the fluid in the blisters growing on the patient’s body, similar to other infectious diseases with blister-like skin lesions. In addition, sharing some personal hygiene items, towels, can also cause transmission from body fluids of an infected person.

The patient’s infection cycle ends only until all the skin lesions have crusted over and have grown into the young skin.

The CDC says it is conducting a special outreach in the LGBT community to localize cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends that all people with suspected monkeypox symptoms should self-isolate and notify a health facility for timely treatment.

At the end of this week, more countries reported a huge number of cases. On June 3, Canada reported 77 more cases, most in the province of Quebec; France confirmed the number of cases has increased to 51; while the Spanish Ministry of Health identified 30 more cases, bringing the total number of monkeypox patients in this country to 186 people.


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