Monkeypox in Illinois: 3rd probable case reported in DuPage County, health officials say

Monkeypox in Illinois: 3rd probable case reported in DuPage County, health officials say

DUPAGE COUNTY, Unwell,. (TOC) — A 3rd possible case of monkeypox has been recognized in Illinois, DuPage County Well being Division officers introduced Saturday.

The only case includes an grownup male who travelled internationally prior to now month to a rustic which has additionally reported monkeypox instances lately, DCHD stated.

Preliminary testing was accomplished on June 10 at an Illinois Division of Public Well being lab. Confirmatory testing is pending on the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

“The case stays remoted and right now there isn’t any indication there’s a nice danger of in depth native unfold of the virus, as monkeypox doesn’t unfold as simply because the COVID-19 virus,” the DCHD stated in launch.

Monkeypox in Illinois: 2nd possible case reported, Chicago public well being officers say

Chicago and Illinois public well being officers confirmed the primary possible case of monkeypox within the state on Thursday in an grownup male Chicago resident who lately traveled to Europe.

RELATED: US in technique of releasing monkeypox vaccine from nationwide stockpile for ‘high-risk’ individuals: CDCDoctors have stated they don’t anticipate a widespread outbreak.

“Despite the fact that it isn’t prone to be transmitted to numerous individuals like COVID, the people who get it may be fairly sick,” stated Dr. John Segreti, an epidemiologist at Rush College Medical Middle.

Most monkeypox sufferers expertise solely fever, physique aches, chills and fatigue. Individuals with extra severe sickness might develop a rash and lesions on the face and fingers that may unfold to different components of the physique. No deaths have been reported within the present outbreak past Africa

Docs say monkeypox is mostly unfold by skin-to-skin contact, although it may also be handed by contaminated clothes or bedding. And whereas it may make sufferers very sick, it’s not normally deadly.

Docs say the smallpox vaccine usually works to guard from monkey pox, and there are additionally anti-viral medication in the marketplace to deal with the virus as soon as a affected person has it.

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