Are you apprehensive about monkeypox?
San Diego County residents can now obtain details about monkeypox by way of textual content by way of the county’s public info textual content message alert system.
The system lets county well being officers ship real-time details about monkeypox within the area.
To enroll to obtain the messages, textual content COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311.
The system was set created to let San Diego County public well being officers problem well timed info and directions associated to monkeypox within the San Diego area.
Restricted Monkeypox Vaccine
The county continues to work with the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer group to develop messaging, and training supplies, and to manage the restricted variety of vaccines coming to the world.
Given the shortage of the monkeypox vaccine and as guided by the California Division of Public Well being, the County is specializing in delivering the primary doses to as many individuals at excessive threat as attainable.
The present outbreak contains males who’ve intercourse with a number of male companions and shut contact with reported circumstances.
The County’s strategy is in keeping with methods in different giant jurisdictions with monkeypox outbreaks, together with New York and San Francisco.
The state allocates vaccines to counties based mostly on the variety of monkeypox and syphilis circumstances in males reported in a area.
So far, San Diego County has acquired about 2,200 doses and has 20 confirmed and possible circumstances. The area’s case rely is up to date every Friday afternoon on the web site.
Monkeypox is a viral an infection that may unfold via contact with physique fluids, sores on the physique of somebody who has monkeypox, or from shared objects (e.g., clothes and bedding) which were contaminated with fluids from sores of an individual with monkeypox.
The illness may unfold between individuals via saliva or respiratory droplets, sometimes between individuals in a chronic shut setting. Though monkeypox shouldn’t be usually thought of a sexually transmitted illness, it may be transmitted throughout intercourse via skin-to-skin and different intimate contact, no matter gender or sexual orientation, together with shut contact that will not be essentially sexual.
Signs of monkeypox are just like however milder than, the indicators and signs of smallpox, a associated however extinct virus. They embody:
- Muscle aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
A rash normally develops inside one to 3 days after the looks of fever. This rash can appear to be pimples or blisters that seem on the face, contained in the mouth, and on different components of the physique, just like the palms, toes, chest, genitals, or anus.
Most individuals who develop monkeypox expertise signs inside seven to 14 days (and as much as 21 days) after publicity.
Most individuals who grow to be contaminated with monkeypox have a light sickness that improves with out remedy over two to 4 weeks. Monkeypox is contagious and might unfold to others as soon as somebody has signs from it and till scabs have fallen off and a brand new layer of pores and skin has fashioned.
What Folks Ought to Do
Anybody who thinks they might have signs of monkeypox, together with uncommon rashes or lesions, ought to contact a healthcare supplier immediately or name 2-1-1 for extra info.
You need to have a rash, or spots, to get a monkeypox check. The monkeypox check is completed in your pores and skin with a swab at a clinic or well being care supplier. The swab is rubbed in opposition to spots in your pores and skin or components of your rash after which despatched to a specialised lab for monkeypox testing. A preliminary lab check result’s normally obtainable inside a number of days.
These ready for outcomes are requested to take steps to look after themselves and others. These embody:
- Keep dwelling and away from others.
- Postpone journey on public transportation.
- Contact your intercourse accomplice(s) and other people you’ve got had shut contact with for the reason that begin of your signs.
- Defend any pets.
Additionally, think about using TellYourPartner.org to anonymously inform these you’ve got had shut contact with.
For extra info on monkeypox, go to the County’s monkeypox web site.