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Louisville Health Officials Offer Guidance to Avoid Monkeypox

Following the discovery of the first possible case of Monkeypox in Indiana over the weekend, local health officials are encouraging the public to take measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) verified 110 cases of Monkeypox in several states as of Friday.

On Saturday, the Indiana Department of Health reported the discovery of the first likely case, although it did not specify where in the state it occurred. Due to privacy concerns, the patient’s information is being kept private. The good news about Monkeypox, according to Dr. Eric Yazel of the Clark County Health Department, is that it is not easily passed from person to person.

Initial symptoms might be similar to those of other viral diseases such as the flu, but a rash that looks like pimples or blisters is the most important thing to look out for.”It’s the genital areas, according to what we’ve observed in the United States and Europe, but it starts in the face and genitals and then spreads to other parts of the body. However, those are usually the first places where they appear “Yazel remarked. The Monkeypox virus can be transferred by contact with bodily fluids, skin-to-skin contact, or contaminated clothes and bedding, according to the CDC.

According to Yazel, practising basic hygiene habits like fully washing your hands, which were advocated during the COVID-19 epidemic, would also help you remain healthy. Monkeypox does not appear to cause serious sickness thus far. “Although you may be sick with flu-like symptoms and other symptoms, there have been no fatalities as a result of this outbreak. It’s a self-contained, light course “Yazel said.

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