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yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 23, 2022 03:47PM
....the WHO declares Monkeypox.....global health emergency.....


.....2 children have caught it....one toddler in California....one infact passing through Wash., DC [ there is joke there somewhere ]....


WHO declares rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

....The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern.

The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response is needed to prevent the virus from spreading further and potentially escalating into a pandemic.

Although the declaration does not impose requirements on national governments, it serves as an urgent call for action. The WHO can only issue guidance and recommendations to its member states, not mandates. Member states are required to report events that pose a threat to global health.

The U.N. agency declined last month to declare a global emergency in response to monkeypox. But infections have increased substantially over the past several weeks, pushing WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to issue the highest alert.

Before a global health emergency is declared, the WHO's emergency committee meets to weigh the evidence and make a recommendation to the director general. The committee was unable to reach a consensus on whether monkeypox constitutes an emergency. Tedros, as the WHO's chief, made the decision to issue the highest alert based on the rapid spread of the outbreak around the world.

"We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little," Tedros said. "For all of these reasons, I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern."

More than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported across more than 70 countries so far this year, and the number of confirmed infections rose 77% from late June through early July, according to WHO data. Men who have sex with men are currently at highest risk of infection.

Five deaths from the virus have been reported in Africa this year. No deaths have been reported outside Africa so far.

Most people are recovering from monkeypox in two to four weeks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus causes a rash that can spread over the body. People who have caught the virus said the rash, which looks like pimples or blisters, can be very painful.

The current monkeypox outbreak is highly unusual because it is spreading widely in North American and European nations where the virus is not usually found. Historically, monkeypox has spread at low levels in remote parts of West and Central Africa where rodents and other animals carried the virus.

Europe is currently the global epicenter of the outbreak, reporting more than 80% of confirmed infections worldwide in 2022. The U.S. has reported more than 2,500 monkeypox cases so far across 44 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Tedros said the risk posed by monkeypox is moderate globally, but the threat is high in Europe. There's clearly a risk that the virus will continue to spread around the world, he said, though it's unlikely to disrupt global trade or travel right now.

In early May, the United Kingdom reported a case of monkeypox in a person who recently returned from travel to Nigeria. Several days later, the U.K. reported three more cases of monkeypox in people who appeared to have become infected locally. Other European nations, Canada and the U.S. then also began confirming cases. It's unclear where the outbreak actually began........



global.......health.....emergency........?!


CDC reports the first two monkeypox cases in children in the US

......Two cases of monkeypox have been identified in children in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

The two cases are unrelated and probably the result of household transmission, the CDC said.

One case is a toddler who is a resident of California. The other is an infant who is not a US resident. Public health officials are investigating how the children were infected.

Both have symptoms but are in good health and receiving treatment with an antiviral medication named tecovirimat or TPOXX, which the CDC recommends for children under the age of 8 because they are considered to be at higher risk from infection.

Since the monkeypox outbreak began in May, most of the cases have happened among men who have sex with men. However, anyone can catch the virus through close skin-to-skin contact. In the case of children, the agency said this could include "holding, cuddling, feeding, as well as through shared items such as towels, bedding, cups, and utensils."

The CDC says the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine is being made available for children through special expanded use protocols. The agency has also developed new guidance for health care providers about identifying, treating and preventing monkeypox in children and teens.

Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, deputy director of the CDC's Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, said Friday that the cases in children were not surprising and that the US should be ready to respond to more.......



2 children......now have it.......?!



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Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 07/23/2022 04:12PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: chopper
Date: July 23, 2022 07:14PM
"Men who have sex with men are currently at highest risk of infection."
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both children’s cases from men having sex with men households
Posted by: Undun
Date: July 23, 2022 11:33PM
Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky told the Washington Post that the two cases could be the result of household transmission. The two cases are not related to each other, one occurring in California the other in Washington DC. The infant in the DC case is traveling with a family that are not residents of this the U.S.

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Re: yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 24, 2022 06:40AM
.....yes, read that later....they said most likely children were held or had prolonged skin contact with men who had sex with other men....could have been through feeding, playing, etc......



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Re: yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 24, 2022 01:35PM
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chopper
"Men who have sex with men are currently at highest risk of infection."

Why, I haven't heard anyone try and explain it. Skin contact is skin contact so why is man on man sex showing higher risk of infection?



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Re: yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: July 24, 2022 06:04PM
MSM have higher rates of infection at the moment, partly due to the extensive raves and other social activities surrounding recent Pride events. Some of those events featured packed venues where people were shirtless, and skin to skin contact was more or less unavoidable. Parades and dance events attracted scores of interstate and international visitors that were weary of travel restrictions/COVID precautions, and a subset of the community were sexually generous at some of the associated after parties.



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Re: yes, we have no bananas?!....WHO declares 'Monkeypox' global health emergency / 2 children latest to catch....
Posted by: chopper
Date: July 25, 2022 08:53AM
"a subset of the community were sexually generous at some of the associated after parties."

For the love of God ...
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