Here’s a map of California’s monkeypox cases by county and what else to know

Monkeypox cases continued to rise in California, with San Francisco and Los Angeles counties having the majority of cases. Here is a county-by-county overview of confirmed and probable cases. For a detailed demographic breakdown of California’s monkeypox outbreak, click here. While health officials have stressed the overall risk to the public is very low, anyone can catch and spread the virus. What is monkeypox? Monkeypox belongs to the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus, which causes smallpox. Symptoms of monkeypox are milder and rarely fatal, but can still be very painful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are two types of virus and the current epidemic is of the West African type. What are the symptoms of monkeypox? People with monkeypox may first experience a flu-like illness with fever, headache, muscle aches and enlarged lymph nodes, California Department of Public Health said. They might get a rash that looks like blisters or pimples a few days later, which can be painful. If you have a new or unexplained rash and other symptoms, you should see a health care provider, according to the CDC. close contact to spread and does not spread as easily as COVID-19, experts say. It can be transmitted when a person comes into contact with an animal, human, or materials such as clothing or bedding contaminated with the virus. The virus can enter the body through broken skin of a lesion, respiratory tract or mucous membranes, which include the eyes, mouth and nose. Health experts have also said that it is possible, in rare cases, to contract monkeypox through inhalation. of droplets. Monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be spread through intimate physical contact. How do you treat monkeypox? Although there is no FDA-approved drug, the antiviral drug TPOXX is made available by the CDC and is under study. Antivirals like TPOXX may be recommended for people with weakened immune systems and others more likely to get seriously ill, according to the CDC. They were created to protect against smallpox, which is similar. It is recommended for people 18 years and older who have been exposed to monkeypox. Who should get the monkeypox vaccine? workers and those with certain risk factors that make them more likely to have been recently exposed. This could be people who attended an event or place where there was a known exposure. California is also asking for more vaccine doses from the federal government to expand vaccination efforts to people at high risk of catching the virus, including gay, bisexual, trans and other men who have sex with men. at high risk of exposure to monkeypox. | RELATED | Tell us: What questions do you have about monkeypox?

Monkeypox cases continued to rise in California, with San Francisco and Los Angeles counties having the majority of cases.

Here is a county-by-county overview of confirmed and probable cases. For a detailed demographic breakdown of California’s monkeypox outbreak, click here.

While health officials have stressed the overall risk to the public is very low, anyone can catch and spread the virus.

What is monkey pox?

Monkeypox belongs to the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus, which causes smallpox. Symptoms of monkeypox are milder and rarely fatal, but can still be very painful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are two types of virus and the current epidemic is of the West African type.

What are the symptoms of monkeypox?

People with monkeypox may first experience a flu-like illness with fever, headache, muscle aches and enlarged lymph nodes, the California Department of Public Health said. They might get a rash that looks like blisters or pimples a few days later that can be painful.

If you have a new or unexplained rash and other symptoms, you should see a health care provider, the CDC says.

How do you get monkeypox?

The Monkeypox virus needs close contact to spread and does not spread as easily as COVID-19, experts say. It can be transmitted when a person comes into contact with an animal, human, or materials such as clothing or bedding contaminated with the virus. The virus can enter the body through the damaged skin of a lesion, the respiratory tract or the mucous membranes, which include the eyes, mouth and nose.

Health experts have also said that it is possible, in rare cases, to contract monkeypox through the inhalation of droplets.

Monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be spread through intimate physical contact.

How do you treat monkeypox?

Although there is no drug approved by the FDA, the antiviral drug TPOXX is made available by the CDC and its use is being studied. Antivirals like TPOXX may be recommended for people with weakened immune systems and others more likely to get seriously ill, according to the CDC.

What is the vaccine to prevent monkeypox?

JYNNEOS and ACAM2000 vaccines can prevent monkeypox in exposed individuals. They were created to protect against smallpox, which is similar. It is recommended for people 18 years and older who have been exposed to monkeypox.

Who should get the monkeypox vaccine?

According to the California Department of Public Health, the JYNNEOS vaccine is intended for people with known close contacts of monkeypox cases, those with occupational hazards such as laboratory workers, and those with certain risk factors that make them more likely to have been recently exposed. This could be people who attended an event or place where there was a known exposure. California is also asking for more vaccine doses from the federal government to expand vaccination efforts to people at high risk of catching the virus, including gay, bisexual, trans and other men who have sex with men. at high risk of exposure to monkeypox.

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