The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just introduced some next-level items when it comes to travel during the current monkeypox outbreak. The outbreak, which has already resulted in more than 200 confirmed cases and more than 100 suspected cases in more than 20 different countries, has prompted the CDC to move its travel advisory from Level 1 to Level 2. Level 2 is the “alert” level, corresponding to “Practice” has improved precautions. Level 1 was the ‘observe’ level, which simply means ‘exercise the usual precautions’.
The CDC has a total of three possible levels when it comes to monkeypox travel advice. The highest level would be level 3, which is the “Warning” level and corresponds to “Avoid Non-Essential Travel”. Obviously, like golf results and the number of times a badger hits you in the thigh with a golf club, the higher the number, the worse things are. While Level 2 doesn’t really limit where you can travel to, as the level name suggests, it does mean that you should be alerted to exercise some “enhanced precautions”.
What are these so-called precautions? Well, the CDC lists several things that travel should avoid. One is “close contact with patients, including those with skin or genital lesions.” So, if you are in the habit of touching other people’s pests while traveling, then stop. Of course, this is probably something you should avoid at any time, even when you are not traveling and even when there is no monkeypox outbreak.
The second thing you should avoid while traveling, according to the CDC, is “Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats and squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys and monkeys). This is assumed to be direct contact with such animals and does not include texting or messaging via apps like WhatsApp with them, unless of course the messages are annoying. This warning is due to the fact that such animals may carry the virus that causes monkeypox. Again, it is good Maintain these precautions even when an outbreak of monkeypox is not occurring and you are not traveling. There will never be a time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will say, “Okay, go back to babbling with rodents now.”
The third thing to avoid is “eating or preparing wild game meat (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders)” as the CDC website puts it. This means that eating a bushmeat burger and bushmeat ganache or smearing yourself with chimpanzee cream, tiger lotion or pangolin powder would not be a good idea. Again, these are things to avoid in general and not just during this travel warning.
The fourth advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to avoid “contact with contaminated materials used by patients (such as clothing, bedding, or items used in health care settings) or that come into contact with infected animals.” This means you shouldn’t say, “Hey, you’re with so many fluid-filled lesions all over your face and body, can I borrow the pillowcase you’re using right now?” This is because those infected with monkeypox can infect organisms with the virus, which when handled can end up infecting you.
Before you raise your arms above your head in preparation for panic, the CDC alert confirms that “the risk to the general public is low.” The monkeypox virus is not Covid-19. It is not nearly contagious. Although you can be caught by large respiratory droplets coughing or sneezing by an infectious person, they are unlikely to be spread by small respiratory droplets in the same way as SARS-CoV-2 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Close contact is usually required to transmit the virus.
Of course, this does not mean that you should ignore any signs that you have been exposed to monkeypox virus. The CDC urges you to “seek medical attention immediately if you develop a new, unexplained rash (lesions on any part of the body), with or without fever and chills, and to avoid contact with others.” This is another tip that you should carry on at all times. The answer to the question, “How is today” should never have been good, except for all these unexplained rashes that I ignore. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends, “If possible, call ahead before going to the health care facility. If you are not able to call ahead, tell a staff member as soon as you arrive that you are concerned about monkeypox.” People in the health care facility are like a room They won’t appreciate it if you don’t tell them in advance that you may have monkeypox. This tends to be an important piece of information that should be disclosed sooner rather than later to anyone you may come across. Imagine what would happen if your date revealed to you halfway through dinner, right before desserts, that he might have monkeypox.
When you see your doctor, tell him or her about any risk factors for monkeypox you may have such as close contact with someone who has the virus, especially if you have had sex with that person. Yes, sex is a close connection, regardless of whether you plan to call him or her again. Another risk factor is in the area where monkeypox has been reported. Over the years, monkeypox cases have been most common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisory states that as of May 26, the following 20 countries have reported confirmed cases of monkeypox during this outbreak: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. However, this list may grow until public health officials can contain the outbreak.
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Oh, and if there is any chance that you may have monkeypox, please delay any public transportation travel until a real healthcare professional or public health official has examined and formally cleared you for such travel. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current Tier 2 travel guidelines don’t mean you should cancel any travel to avoid getting monkeypox, you really shouldn’t travel if there is any chance you will catch anything that might be contagious. . After all, monkeypox while you’re on the bus, train, or plane wouldn’t be cool at all.