INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Public Health Department is reporting additional cases of monkeypox. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV's medical expert and former general surgeon in the United States, tweeted Friday that the monkeypox outbreak “will get worse before it gets better.” INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Department of Health reported a total of 45 cases of monkeypox in the state. It's unclear how many of the recently announced cases in Marion and Tippecanoe Counties are included in CDC data. Since the first case was confirmed in Lake County, at least 12 other counties have reported cases, according to an Indiana Department of Health briefing for health care providers on July 22. By the end of last week, monkeypox cases had been identified in a handful of Hoosier women, representing 20 percent of the approximately 30 confirmed cases in Indiana at the time.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that there are a total of 137 cases of monkeypox in Indiana.
Monkeypox in Indiana
Monkeypox is an outbreak that is happening across the country, and many counties in Indiana have been affected. There are a few counties in Indiana that are especially at risk for getting monkeypox, so it is important to know what to look for, and what you can do to prevent it.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that is caused by the variola virus, a member of the smallpox virus family. The disease is transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact and by contact with objects or surfaces that have been contaminated.
Monkeypox is known to cause fever and swollen lymph nodes, and can lead to a painful, itchy rash that resembles blisters. However, symptoms are milder than those of smallpox. It typically lasts between two and four weeks.
The monkeypox vaccine was developed in order to prevent the spread of the disease. The CDC has recommended two doses of the vaccine to give the patient the most protection. Currently, the vaccine is only available for those who have had close contact with an infected person.
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, was recently notified by the Indiana Department of Health that there were three confirmed cases of monkeypox. The health department reached out to those individuals and notified their friends and families.
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that has spread to several counties in Indiana. The virus was first discovered in a colony of monkeys kept for research. It has not been known to kill people, but it is believed to be a dangerous illness for those with compromised immune systems.
Marion County, Indiana has at least two confirmed monkeypox cases. These include two children. There are also reports of more cases in the region. According to health officials, more cases are expected.
According to the CDC, the virus can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with the rash. The virus can also spread through respiratory secretions, touched objects, and used linens. If you are experiencing symptoms of monkeypox, isolate yourself from others until test results are available.
Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, body aches, exhaustion, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. The illness typically lasts between seven and 14 days.
A vaccine against monkeypox is available in the United States. Currently, there are two FDA approved vaccines for the disease. One is the Jynneos, which is administered in two doses 28 days apart.
Symptoms of monkeypox
Monkeypox, also known as orthopox, is a virus that was first discovered in 1958. Its discovery was based on two outbreaks of pox-like disease in colonies of monkeys kept for research.
Although there has been no reported fatality from monkeypox, it can cause severe illness. Infected people may experience muscle aches, exhaustion, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.
The disease is most common in males between the ages of 18 and 39, though it can affect anyone with a compromised immune system. Antiviral drugs can help prevent or reduce the severity of the infection.
If you suspect you might have monkeypox, you should seek medical attention. You should also avoid contact with other people unless they have been tested.
You may be at a higher risk for the disease if you are pregnant or have a condition that affects your immune system. Monkeypox symptoms are milder than smallpox, but they can still be debilitating. A vaccine can also help protect against monkeypox.
Prevention of monkeypox
The Indiana Department of Health is working to make vaccines available to high-risk individuals. These include people who are HIV-positive or have weakened immune systems. Vaccines can prevent severe illness and are recommended for individuals who have been in close contact with an infected person.
Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus. It causes a rash that can look like pimples. In some cases, a fever may be experienced.
Symptoms of monkeypox are generally milder than smallpox. Symptoms can last for up to four weeks. If you have been in contact with an infected person, it is advisable to isolate yourself from others. You should also avoid skin-to-skin contact.
The vaccines used for monkeypox are FDA-approved. The vaccines should be given as soon as possible after exposure. They are most effective when given at least four to fourteen days after the exposure.
Symptoms of monkeypox usually begin within two to four weeks of the initial exposure. People who have been in contact with an infected individual may develop a rash or fever.