CHICAGO (TOC) — Well being officers have confirmed 15 circumstances of monkeypox in Illinois as of Tuesday.
Fourteen of these circumstances are in Chicago and one is in DuPage County.
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The well being commissioner in Gary additionally confirmed the town’s first case of monkeypox. It is certainly one of two circumstances which were recognized in Indiana.
As of June 17, the CDC has confirmed a complete of 113 monkeypox circumstances nationwide.
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Docs say monkeypox is mostly unfold by skin-to-skin contact, although it may also be handed via contaminated clothes or bedding. And whereas it might make sufferers very sick, it’s not normally deadly. Signs embrace rashes, sores and lesions that usually look extreme, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
The Chicago Division of Public Well being stated people attending festivals or different summer season occasions ought to think about how a lot shut, private, skin-to-skin contact is more likely to happen on the occasions they plan to attend.
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