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WVDragonlady

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Here we go. Another disease spreading ( isn't that nice?)
Its Monkey Pox time people!


More than 200 people in 27 states are being monitored for possible exposure to monkeypox after they had contact with an individual who contracted the disease in Nigeria before traveling to the United States this month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To date, no additional cases have been detected.

State and local health authorities are working with the CDC to identify and assess the individuals, and follow up with them daily until late this month, said Andrea McCollum, who leads the poxvirus epidemiology unit at the agency’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

“It is a lot of people,” McCollum acknowledged.

The efforts stem from the discovery that a U.S. resident infected with monkeypox traveled from Lagos, Nigeria, on an overnight flight to Atlanta that arrived on July 9; the person then traveled the same day to Dallas. On July 15, the individual sought care at a Dallas hospital emergency room, where the diagnosis of monkeypox was made.

The people being monitored include a number who sat within 6 feet of the infected individual on the Lagos to Atlanta flight; others who used the mid-cabin bathroom on that flight; airline workers who cleaned the bathroom after the flight; flight attendants; and some family members who had contact with the individual in Dallas.

Passengers on the Atlanta-Dallas flight with indirect contact — in other words, those sitting near the infected person — were deemed to have had too short an exposure to be at risk, said McCollum.

“We define indirect contact as being within 6 feet of the patient in the absence of an N-95 or any filtering respirator for greater than or equal to three hours,” she said.

Monkeypox is caused by a virus that is related to smallpox, the only human virus to have been eradicated. It causes less severe illness than smallpox, but is still quite dangerous. The CDC said that the fatality rate for the strain of monkeypox seen in the Dallas case is about 10%.

The disease triggers fever, chills, swollen glands, and a characteristic rash that is disseminated across the body, including on the palms of hands and the soles of feet.


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Notice the ever present " 6 feet of distance".
When did 6 ft become the manditory distance for anything and who picked that number out of their behind?
 

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Here we go. Another disease spreading ( isn't that nice?)
Its Monkey Pox time people!


More than 200 people in 27 states are being monitored for possible exposure to monkeypox after they had contact with an individual who contracted the disease in Nigeria before traveling to the United States this month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To date, no additional cases have been detected.

State and local health authorities are working with the CDC to identify and assess the individuals, and follow up with them daily until late this month, said Andrea McCollum, who leads the poxvirus epidemiology unit at the agency’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

“It is a lot of people,” McCollum acknowledged.

The efforts stem from the discovery that a U.S. resident infected with monkeypox traveled from Lagos, Nigeria, on an overnight flight to Atlanta that arrived on July 9; the person then traveled the same day to Dallas. On July 15, the individual sought care at a Dallas hospital emergency room, where the diagnosis of monkeypox was made.

The people being monitored include a number who sat within 6 feet of the infected individual on the Lagos to Atlanta flight; others who used the mid-cabin bathroom on that flight; airline workers who cleaned the bathroom after the flight; flight attendants; and some family members who had contact with the individual in Dallas.

Passengers on the Atlanta-Dallas flight with indirect contact — in other words, those sitting near the infected person — were deemed to have had too short an exposure to be at risk, said McCollum.

“We define indirect contact as being within 6 feet of the patient in the absence of an N-95 or any filtering respirator for greater than or equal to three hours,” she said.

Monkeypox is caused by a virus that is related to smallpox, the only human virus to have been eradicated. It causes less severe illness than smallpox, but is still quite dangerous. The CDC said that the fatality rate for the strain of monkeypox seen in the Dallas case is about 10%.

The disease triggers fever, chills, swollen glands, and a characteristic rash that is disseminated across the body, including on the palms of hands and the soles of feet.


You can read the rest of the article at the link.
Notice the ever present " 6 feet of distance".
When did 6 ft become the manditory distance for anything and who picked that number out of their behind?
Picked out of a hat😁
 

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Apparently you have to ingest or come in to direct contact with the infected monkey's body fluids to get it.

Bush meat?
 

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Apparently you have to ingest or come in to direct contact with the infected monkey's body fluids to get it.

Bush meat?
then why the 6ft distance? why the contact tracing?

just thinking out loud here but maybe the rash is contagious if it isn't crusted over? like chickenpox?
 

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Monkey pox is nothing new. There was a small outbreak in the US a few years back. News types are just spreading fear again. Yes it can be fatal. No it's not as easily spread as Covid - if it was, we would have been hearing about it every time there's an outbreak in Africa, which is pretty much every year.
 

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Monkey pox is nothing new. There was a small outbreak in the US a few years back. News types are just spreading fear again. Yes it can be fatal. No it's not as easily spread as Covid - if it was, we would have been hearing about it every time there's an outbreak in Africa, which is pretty much every year.
Monkey pox, Covid, Ebola, insert whatever disease flavor is being exploited today...... Some die. It's a natural part of life. It is all being overblown and the current status of the disease De-zsure today is nothing more than propaganda. Its too bad people fall for this so easily.
 

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Monkey pox, Covid, Ebola, insert whatever disease flavor is being exploited today...... Some die. It's a natural part of life. It is all being overblown and the current status of the disease De-zsure today is nothing more than propaganda. Its too bad people fall for this so easily.
Don't forget Zika, Rubella, Meningitis, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Dengue fever, Cholera, Botulism, Rabies, Lyme disease, AIDS, Yellow fever, Hepatitis, West Nile virus, Tetanus ...I could go on and on.
All of these, and more, are circulating in today's world.
According to the panic-people, none of us should even be alive todaygaah.
 
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Monkey pox is nothing new. There was a small outbreak in the US a few years back. News types are just spreading fear again. Yes it can be fatal. No it's not as easily spread as Covid - if it was, we would have been hearing about it every time there's an outbreak in Africa, which is pretty much every year.
Good info!
 

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Don't forget Zika, Rubella, Meningitis, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Dengue fever, Cholera, Botulism, Rabies, Lyme disease, AIDS, Yellow fever, Hepatitis, West Nile virus, Tetanus ...I could go on and on.
All of these, and more, are circulating in today's world.
According to the panic-people, none of us should even be alive todaygaah.
Are we?😲
 

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I eat at least one banana every day, some time with condiments.
Me & Elvis Presley
 

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