Sacramento County “Potential” Travel Case

Sacramento County public health officials are investigating a “probable” case of monkeypox related to travel in Europe, officials announced Tuesday morning. If confirmed, this would be the first case of monkeypox virus in California. A health care provider alerted the county about the suspected case on May 21, and local health officials on Monday obtained initial PCR test results that were identical to orthopoxvirus, a family of viruses that includes monkeypox, and Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Cassiri said The patient still needs a confirmation test from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health Laboratory in Richmond, but officials say confirmation of monkeypox is likely based on symptoms. The person was isolated at home, officials said the risk to the general public was “extremely low,” and Kasiri said the individual “has not been hospitalized and is in good health.” | more | Explanation: What is monkeypox and where is it spread? The monkeypox virus can be transmitted when a person comes into contact with an animal or human or items such as clothing or bedding that have been contaminated with the virus. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes that include the eyes, mouth, and nose. Kasireh said transmission occurs mainly by large droplets. Health officials say a diagnosis of monkeypox is rare in the United States, because it does not occur naturally in the country. Related | US releases monkeypox vaccine from national stockpile of people “at high risk,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, Casseri won’t say when a person traveled, what airport they used or how long they spent in Sacramento County before going to a health care provider . She said contact tracing is now taking place and officials are still trying to determine how many contacts the person has made. Cassiri said the county is coordinating with CDPH and the CDC about deciding whether anyone on the same flight needs to be contacted. Cassiri said the vaccine could be used in an “outbreak of disease” and should be ordered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has not yet been determined. What is monkeypox? What are the symptoms? Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue. The patient can also develop a rash a few days later which often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause pests. The illness can last anywhere from two to four weeks. Kesri said that some people only develop a rash as their first symptom. Cassiri said monkeypox is “not as transmissible as COVID” and that all cases so far are “mild”. | more | Health experts warn of panic, and encourage awareness about an outbreak of monkeypox, as monkeypox was first identified in 1958, and is often found in central and western African countries, according to the CDPH. There have been occasional cases in the United States, including a 2003 outbreak in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin of imported prairie dogs that have 47 confirmed and probable cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is now tracking “clusters” of cases in Europe and North America. “It is not clear how people in these groups were exposed to monkeypox, but cases include people who self-identify as men who have sex with men,” he said. Skin rashes consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.” In many countries recently, health experts say it is unusual. In the United States, the CDC confirmed one case of monkeypox in Massachusetts, and four other cases of orthopoxvirus were confirmed in New York, Florida and Utah, and these cases are undergoing further examinations. To make sure they have monkeypox. So far, among the confirmed cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus, the CDC said all were men who had traveled outside the country. It’s important for anyone showing symptoms, especially an unusual rash, to be examined by their provider, Kasirye said. She said people should be aware of monkeypox if they have travel plans to Europe. California health officials are asking caregivers to be on the alert for patients with a rash compatible with monkeypox. “Due to the rarity of the disease, health care providers may not be aware of the presentation of monkeypox and may not be as likely to transmit monkeypox during sexual or intimate contact. As such, CDPH promotes the Awareness among health care providers and the public, including appropriate infection control of monkeypox cases in a health care setting.”

Sacramento County public health officials are investigating a “probable” case of monkeypox related to travel in Europe, officials announced Tuesday morning.

A health care provider alerted the county about the suspected case on May 21, and local health officials on Monday obtained preliminary PCR test results that were identical to orthopoxvirus, a family of viruses that includes monkeypox, Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. .

The patient still needs a confirmation test from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health Laboratory in Richmond, but officials say confirmation of monkeypox is likely based on symptoms.

The person was quarantined at home, and officials said the risk to the general public was “extremely low.”

Kasireh said the person “did not enter the hospital and is fine.”

| more | Explanation: What is monkeypox and where is it spread?

This content is imported from Facebook. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, on their website.

The monkeypox virus can be transmitted when a person comes into contact with an animal, human, or material such as clothing or bedding that has been contaminated with the virus. The virus can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes that include the eyes, mouth, and nose.

Kasireh said transmission occurs mainly by large droplets.

Health officials say monkeypox is a rare diagnosis in the United States, because it does not occur naturally in the country.

| Related | US releases monkeypox vaccine from national stockpile for ‘high-risk’ people, says CDC

Kasirye did not say when the person traveled, the airport they used, or how long they spent in Sacramento County before going to the health care provider.

She said contact tracing is now taking place and officials are still trying to determine how many contacts the person has made. Cassiri said the county is coordinating with CDPH and the CDC about deciding whether anyone on the same flight needs to be contacted.

Cassiri said the vaccine could be used in an “outbreak of disease” and should be ordered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has not yet been determined.

What is monkeypox? What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue. The patient can also develop a rash a few days later which often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. It can cause pests. The illness can last anywhere from two to four weeks. Kesri said that some people only develop a rash as their first symptom.

Cassiri said monkeypox is “not as transmissible as COVID” and that all cases so far are “mild”.

| more | Health experts warn of panic, encourage awareness about monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox was first identified in 1958 and is found mostly in central and western African countries, says the Center for Public Health. There have been occasional cases in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was tracking “clusters” of cases in Europe and North America.

“It is not clear how people in these groups were exposed to monkeypox, but the cases include people who self-identify as MSM,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. They have rash diseases consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.”

The virus has appeared in many countries recently, which is something health experts say is unusual.

In the United States, the CDC confirmed one case of monkeypox in Massachusetts. Four more cases of orthopoxvirus have been confirmed in New York, Florida and Utah. These cases are subject to further testing to confirm that it is monkeypox.

So far, among the confirmed cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus, the CDC said all were men who had traveled outside the country.

Csiri said it’s important for anyone showing symptoms, especially an unusual rash, to be checked out by their provider.

She said people should be aware of monkeypox if they have travel plans to Europe.

California health officials are asking health care providers to be on the alert for patients with a rash compatible with monkeypox.

“Due to the disease’s rarity, health care providers may not be aware of monkeypox presentation, and the potential for monkeypox to be transmitted during sexual or intimate contact may not be well known,” California epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pann said in a statement. “As such, CDPH promotes awareness among health care providers and the public, including appropriate infection control for monkeypox cases in the health care setting.”

Leave a Comment