Orange County confirms first case of Presumptive Monkeypox

Thursday was the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Orange County by the OC Health Care Agency.

The infected person was being kept in isolation. The agency wanted to reach out to anyone in contact with him or her so they could get a treatment. “post exposure prophylaxis vaccination.”

The agency said that it was still waiting confirmation from CDC about the case.

We were not able to provide any further information about the infected individual.

To stop the spread of the disease, the agency advises that anyone who has a rash or lesions should:

  • For a complete evaluation, see a physician
  • Protect the area around the rash by covering it with clothing
  • Use a mask
  • Avoid skin to skin contact or close contact.
  • You can isolate your pet from family members or pets in a separate area.

“It is also important to remember that monkeypox can spread through sexual networks, and until we learn more, the HCA urges you to be vigilant,”According to the agency.

There were 469 cases globally as of June 28th, with 306 cases coming from 28 U.S. state.

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According to health officials, the infection can spread through bodily fluids and monkeypox sores. It can also be transmitted by saliva or sexual contact.

Monkeypox is usually a mild illness that resolves within two to four days without any treatment.

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The CDC recommends these steps to anyone who has been in contact with monkeypox patients or those who have recently traveled to an area that has seen monkeypox cases.

The complete list of countries which have confirmed monkeypox cases can be found here Here.

Wire services also contributed to this article.

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