3 monkey pox cases confirmed in Jefferson County


DETERMINE IF A CHARGE WILL BE FILED. THERE ARE NOW THREE CASES OF MONKEYPOX IN JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE CASES ARE NOT RELATED AND TWO OF THREE PEOPLE LIKELY HAVE CONTRACTED ONE WHEN TRAVELING THE VIRUS AND TRAVELING THE VIRUS SIMILARLY ZIPPER . THIS RASH MAY APPEAR LIKE PIPES OR SMALL BLISTERS AND THEY WILL ONLY DRAIN LIQUID AND THEN BARK IF CONTACT WITH THIS RASH CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS. HEALTH Officials Say It’s Important To Remember The Risk To The Public Is Low And The Survival Rate For MONKEYPOX Is 99% BUT IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

Health Department: 3 Monkeypox Cases Confirmed in Jefferson County

There are now three confirmed cases of monkeypox in Jefferson County, the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness said. Jeffrey Howard, the department’s interim director and medical director, said two of the individuals may have contracted the virus while traveling, and one person may have contracted it in Jefferson County. Health officials said the cases are unrelated. The virus is similar to smallpox and usually spreads through close personal contact. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, rash, and exhaustion similar to the flu. rashes can look like pimples or small blisters, and they will eventually drain fluid and crust over,” Howard said. “Contact with this rash can spread the virus. Health officials say it’s important to remember that the risk to the public is low and that the survival rate for monkey pox is 99%. Officials also said that if you show any signs of symptoms, you should isolate yourself immediately and call your doctor.

There are now three confirmed cases of monkeypox in Jefferson County, the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness said.

dr. Jeffrey Howard, the department’s interim director and medical director, said two of the individuals may have contracted the virus while traveling, and one person may have contracted it in Jefferson County.

Health officials said the cases are unrelated.

The virus is similar to smallpox and usually spreads through close personal contact.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, rash, and exhaustion similar to the flu.

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“These rashes can look like pimples or small blisters, and they will eventually drain and crust over,” Howard said. “Contact with this rash can spread the virus.”

Health officials say it’s important to remember that the risk to the public is low and the survival rate for monkeypox is 99%.

Officials also said if you show any signs of symptoms, isolate yourself immediately and call your doctor.

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