One person has been hospitalized after traveling to the United States due to a monkeypox outbreak, according to an urgent announcement.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services, a case of human monkeypox has been found in the United States after a US resident flew from Nigeria to Dallas through Atlanta.
The person who has been afflicted is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. The CDC is collaborating with the airline and a number of other organizations to identify passengers who may have come into contact with the infected person on the affected aircraft. “CDC is working with the airline, state and local health officials to contact airline passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient during two flights: Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta on July 8, with arrival on July 9; and Atlanta to Dallas on July 9.,” the CDC said in an urgent statement.
The danger of infection, according to the statement, is low because most, if not all, passengers wore face masks during the journey.
“Monkeypox is a rare but potentially deadly viral illness that often begins with flu-like symptoms and lymph node enlargement, progressing to a broad rash on the face and body,” according to the CDC.
“Most infections last between two and four weeks. Monkeypox is a virus that is related to smallpox but causes a less severe infection.
“In this case, laboratory tests at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the patient is infected with a form of monkeypox that is most widespread in parts of West Africa, including Nigeria. Monkeypox infections with this strain kill roughly one out of every 100 persons.
“However, among persons with compromised immune systems, rates can be higher.”
Experts aren’t sure where monkeypox originates in nature.
It could be spread by African rodents and tiny mammals, according to the researchers.
When a person is bitten or scratched by an infected animal, they can contract the virus.
When preparing wild meat or having close touch with an infected rodent or mammal, the disease can be spread.
The virus spreads between humans through respiratory droplets or contact with body fluids, monkeypox lesions, or anything contaminated by those fluids.
A lengthy face-to-face contact is essential for any potential of infection.
The majority of monkeypox outbreaks that have infected people have happened in Africa, with one substantial outbreak in the United States in 2003 after several others. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”