Monkeypox, some global spread

Cases around the world, therefore sped for past few weeks, Severe cases occur more commonly among children

Monkeypox

Key facts

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/20/monkeypox-outbreak-doubles-health-authorities-set-announce-11/

Transmission

Contact with an infected animal or human

Respiratory droplets

Lesions

Skin contact

Broken skin

Bodily fluids

Mucous membranes

Contaminated materials, bed linens, clothing, towels

Fomites

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/epidemiological-update-monkeypox-outbreak

Mortality is higher among children and young adults, and immunocompromised individuals are especially at risk of severe disease.

Most people recover within weeks.

Most cases presented with lesions on the genitalia or peri-genital area, indicating that transmission likely occurs during close physical contact during sexual activities.

US

https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-monkeypox.html

President Biden

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/world/asia/monkeypox-biden-concern.html

They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about

We’re working on it hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine may be available But it is a concern in the sense that if i…

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