Cincinnati health officials say two probable cases of monkeypox have been reported in Cincinnati

According to the Cincinnati Department of Health, two positive cases of monkeypox were reported in Cincinnati on Tuesday. The CHD says the positive cases were reported by the patients’ healthcare providers. The samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm probable cases. The CHD expects to obtain these results tomorrow. The two probable cases in Cincinnati come after the World Health Organization designated monkeypox a public health emergency. The CDC has reported 17 cases of monkeypox in Ohio and 3,591 nationwide, according to the CDC case map. , while Indiana has 33 cases. Hamilton County Chief Health Officer Dr. Stephen Feagans explains that unlike COVID-19, monkeypox is spread through close contact, not viral transmission. People who get it often have symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headaches, chills, lesions, and swollen lymph nodes. Itchy blisters are essential for the spread of the virus. If someone thinks they have monkeypox, they should call their doctor to get tested. According to Feagans, the test can be painful because it requires swabbing the lesion. There is a vaccine for monkeypox, but supply has been limited. Currently, Feagans said vaccines are given to people who have had close contact with the virus, such as a family member or partner. The vaccine can be protective if a person takes it within four days of exposure. If taken within 14 days, it may reduce the duration of symptoms. “Little is available, and to date most of the vaccines have been sent to high-burden areas like New York and Los Angels,” Feagans said. “Ohio received very little because we’re a ‘Tier C,’ a state that doesn’t have a lot of cases.

According to the Cincinnati Department of Health, two positive cases of monkeypox were reported in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

The CHD says the positive cases were reported by the patients’ healthcare providers.

The samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm probable cases. The CHD expects to obtain these results tomorrow.

The two probable cases in Cincinnati come after the World Health Organization designated monkeypox a public health emergency.

The CDC has reported 17 cases of monkeypox in Ohio and 3,591 nationwide, according to the CDC case map.

The CDC also confirmed that Kentucky has six cases, while Indiana has 33 cases.

Hamilton County Chief Health Officer Dr. Stephen Feagans explains that unlike COVID-19, monkeypox is spread through close contact, not viral transmission. People who get it often have symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headaches, chills, lesions, and swollen lymph nodes.

Itchy blisters are essential for the spread of the virus.

If someone thinks they have monkeypox, they should call their doctor to get tested. According to Feagans, the test can be painful because it requires swabbing the lesion.

There is a monkeypox vaccine, but supply is limited. Currently, Feagans said vaccines are given to people who have had close contact with the virus, such as a family member or partner. The vaccine can be protective if a person takes it within four days of exposure. If taken within 14 days, it may reduce the duration of symptoms.

“There’s not much available, and to date most of the vaccines have been sent to high-burden areas like New York and Los Angels,” Feagans said. “Ohio received very little because we’re a ‘Tier C,’ a state that doesn’t have a lot of cases.

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