Monkeypox thread



5/21/2022, 9:34:15 PM

While news about Monkeypox spreading across the globe. ~65% of cases are identified in 4 countries - UK (20), Portugal (34), Spain (53) & Canada (22), and clusters of cases include many men who have sex with men (MSM) dominate front pages, monkeypox was detected over a year now in different locations in africa(Cameron, Nigeria) spreading to the US(Dallas), The UK/EU last year. Some questions appear about potential new route of transmission, but it still looks that prolonged close contact is how MXP spread. MPX primarily presents as a vesicular-pustular illness (skin lesions), preceded by fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. MXP is transmissible from the time when skin lesions appear, throughout the entire course of illness Two strains are identified: The Congo Basin monkeypox virus strain is more pathogenic than the West African strain, with higher morbidity as measured by lesion count and mortality, which for the former has been pegged at 10%–13% compared with 1% for the West African strain

individuals who have prior smallpox vaccination do have some degree of protection against monkeypox

alpha 5/21/2022, 10:03:23 PM

Cameroon * On 16 November 2021, the IHR National Focal Point of the United States of America (USA) notified PAHO/WHO of an imported case of human monkeypox in Maryland, USA. The patient is an adult, resident of the USA, with recent travel history to Nigeria. The individual was in Lagos, Nigeria when they developed a rash. On 6 November, they travelled from Lagos, Nigeria to Istanbul, Turkey and, on 7 November, from Istanbul to Washington, D.C, USA. The patient has not been vaccinated against smallpox in the past and is currently in isolation in Maryland.