Monkeypox Chicago: Case reported in Cook County Jail: CDPH officials to offer testing, vaccines

Monkeypox Chicago: Case reported in Cook County Jail: CDPH officials to offer testing, vaccines

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The World Well being Group is asking the monkeypox outbreak a “public well being emergency,” with instances reported in additional than 75 international locations.

CHICAGO (TOC) — A monkeypox case has been recognized on the Prepare dinner County Jail Tuesday, Prepare dinner County Well being stated.

The person was remoted instantly and the dwelling unit quarantined, officers stated.

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Contact tracing is underway and officers stated the chance for the jail inhabitants and employees is low.

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“You will need to keep in mind that the inhabitants within the jail is a microcosm of the group,” Prepare dinner County Well being stated.. “As such, it’s cheap to count on instances to look inside the jail. The person is believed to have contracted the virus locally previous to being ordered into custody on the jail.”

Prepare dinner County Well being and the Prepare dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace are working with the general public well being departments for Chicago and Illinois in addition to the CDC.

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The Chicago Division of Public Well being shall be on the jail Tuesday to supply testing and vaccination for eligible people.

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