Johnson County, KS man becomes state's first presumptive positive monkeypox case

Johnson County, KS man becomes state’s first presumptive positive monkeypox case

STORE FOR THE FREE DOWNLOAD. TONIGHT THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATINGHE T FIRST PROBABLE CASEF OMONKEYPOX IN MISSOURI. THEY’RE WAITING ON CONFIATRMION FROM THE CDC HEALTH OFFICIALS. SAY THE PERSON RECENTLY TRAVELED OUT OF STATE. THEY DID NOT HAVE TOE B HOSPITALIZED. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS DETERMINING IF THAT PERSON HAD CONTACT WI OTHTHERS WHILE INFECTIOUS SO THAT THEYAN C NOTIFY PEOPLE OF EXPOSURE. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS, THERE’S NO INDICATION OF LOCAL SPREAD LIKE CODVI 18 THERE ARE 113 CONFIRMED CASESF O MONKEYPOX IN THE US THE CDC SAYS THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD THROUGH CLOSE PHYSICAL CONTACT AND THAT THE RISK TO THE GENERAL POPULATION IS LOW UNIVERSITY HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN KEEPING A CLOSEYE E ON MONKEYPOX CASES DEVELOPING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DISSEEA TYPICALLY SPREADS THROUGH SKIN TO SKIN CONTTAC BUT EXPERTS SAY THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF IS TO USE THE SAME KIND OF PRECAUTIONS THAT MANY OF US HAVE TAKEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MONKEYPOXS I SO IT DOES HAVE AIRBORNE AS IN LIKE SOMEBODY COUGHS ON YOU YOU CAN GET IT. HOWEVER, IT’’ SOMETHING THAT UNLIKE COVID. IT NEEDS PROLONGED EXPOSURE MEANING IN THE CDC’S DEFINITION. IT SAYS MORE THAN THREE HOURS. SO THAT IS A VERY LONG TIME. WIFE SAYS THE CDC RECOMMENDS REACHING OUT TO YOUR DOCTOR IF YO DUEVELOP SYMPTOMS OF MONKPOEYX, LIKE FEVER AND FATIGUE BEFORE RASHES OR LESIONS DEVELOP ADDING THAT THERE IS A POST EXPOSURE VAC

Johnson County, KS man becomes state’s first presumptive positive monkeypox case

KDHE says the patient recently traveled out of state.

A Johnson County man has tested “presumptive positive” for monkeypox, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.The KDHE said this is the first presumptive positive case in Kansas. Health officials said the man recently traveled out of state. The KDHE said he is working with health officials to identify any recent contacts who might have been exposed.”The risk of monkeypox spreading in Kansas remains low,” Janet Stanek, secretary of KDHE, said. “If you are experiencing symptoms of monkeypox illness, it’s important to stay home and contact your health care provider as soon as possible to avoid spreading the disease to others.”KDHE says typical symptoms include: FeverHeadacheMuscle achesSwollen lymph nodesChillsExhaustionAppearance of rash that looks like pimples or blisters (appears on face, mouth, heads, feet, chest) KDHE says anyone experiencing the symptoms or a monkeypox-like rash should call their doctor as soon as possible.Risk factors for monkeypox infection include the following scenarios within 21 days of first symptom onset:Contact with a person or people with a similar-appearing rash or who received a diagnosis of confirmed or probable monkeypox, ORClose or intimate in-person contact with individuals in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity including meeting partners through an online website, digital app or social event, ORRecent travel outside the U.S. to a country with confirmed cases of monkeypox or where Monkeypox virus is endemic, ORContact with a dead or live wild animal or exotic pet that is an African endemic species or used a product derived from such animals (game meat, creams, lotions, powders, etc.)The monkeypox vaccine is available to those with known exposure to a confirmed monkeypox case. The vaccine supply is extremely limited in the United States. KDHE says only residents it contacts will be eligible to get vaccinated at this time. KDHE will expand eligibility as additional doses are available.The KDHE Phone Bank is available to assist in answering general questions about monkeypox. Individuals can call 1-866-KDHEINF (534-3463) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or can email their questions.

A Johnson County man has tested “presumptive positive” for monkeypox, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The KDHE said this is the first presumptive positive case in Kansas.

Health officials said the man recently traveled out of state. The KDHE said he is working with health officials to identify any recent contacts who might have been exposed.

“The risk of monkeypox spreading in Kansas remains low,” Janet Stanek, secretary of KDHE, said. “If you are experiencing symptoms of monkeypox illness, it’s important to stay home and contact your health care provider as soon as possible to avoid spreading the disease to others.”

KDHE says typical symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Appearance of rash that looks like pimples or blisters (appears on face, mouth, heads, feet, chest)

KDHE says anyone experiencing the symptoms or a monkeypox-like rash should call their doctor as soon as possible.

Risk factors for monkeypox infection include the following scenarios within 21 days of first symptom onset:

  • Contact with a person or people with a similar-appearing rash or who received a diagnosis of confirmed or probable monkeypox, OR
  • Close or intimate in-person contact with individuals in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity including meeting partners through an online website, digital app or social event, OR
  • Recent travel outside the U.S. to a country with confirmed cases of monkeypox or where Monkeypox virus is endemic, OR
  • Contact with a dead or live wild animal or exotic pet that is an African endemic species or used a product derived from such animals (game meat, creams, lotions, powders, etc.)

The monkeypox vaccine is available to those with known exposure to a confirmed monkeypox case. The vaccine supply is extremely limited in the United States. KDHE says only residents it contacts will be eligible to get vaccinated at this time. KDHE will expand eligibility as additional doses are available.

The KDHE Phone Bank is available to assist in answering general questions about monkeypox. Individuals can call 1-866-KDHEINF (534-3463) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or can email their questions.

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