CHICAGO, Jun 3 – U.S. health officials on Friday urged doctors to examine a monkey if they suspected any of the conditions, saying there could be a public outbreak but public health risks remain low.
To date, 21 cases of the disease have been reported in at least 11 states, and patients are on their own to help prevent the spread of the virus, officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters over the conference.
The CDC said it was aware of the 700 cases of monopoly reported worldwide except in parts of Africa, where the disease is endemic. No fatalities have been reported so far.
The institute said it was working with public health professionals around the world to learn more about how the disease originated and how it spreads in the United States and elsewhere.
U.S. officials have suggested that the virus may have been spreading under radar in the United States for some time. They also believe that public infections are possible, which is why they want doctors to diagnose patients if they have a reason to suspect a monkey.
In a detailed report of 17 cases published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, many patients were identified as having sex with men, and in many cases the swelling of the monkey began in the genital area.
The CDC has emphasized that the monkey is transmitted by close contact with an infected person and by monopolies.
“Anyone can find a monkey and carefully monitor that monkeypox is transmitted to any population, including those who do not identify themselves as men who have sex with men,” Jennifer McQuiston, deputy director of the CDC’s High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology unit, told the forum.
Currently, all US patients are recovering or recovering. Those who are still recovering are asked to stay at home and away from others until they fully recover, McQuiston said.
The patient is considered to be recovering once all the sores have ruptured, the scabies fall off and the skin is healthy, he said.
U.S. officials have said the government has enough vaccines within the US Strategic National Stockpile, and the government is offering those to people who have been at high risk of contact with infected people to prevent the spread of the virus.
To date, the United States has conducted 120 diagnostic tests for suspected monkeypox cases, and officials say the government has the capacity to perform 1,000 XNUMX tests a day.