Ohio monkeypox

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohioan is in quarantine after traveling on the same flight as a man who was diagnosed with the disease. monkey pox after traveling abroad, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of monkeypox on July 15 in a Texas resident who had recently returned from Nigeria.

The patient flew into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on July 9 from Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria, and then proceeded to Dallas Love Field Airport. He was admitted to a hospital in Dallas.

The Ohio Department of Health said Friday that an Ohio resident is in quarantine after traveling on one of those flights, but their risk of exposure is low.

Ohio health officials say the requirement for face masks on planes and in airports due to the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduces the risk of smallpox transmission in monkeys through respiratory droplets.

Smallpox in monkeys is a rare but potentially serious viral disease found in several Central and West African countries, according to health officials. It is in the same family of viruses as smallpox, but causes a milder infection.

According to the CDC, here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for:

The disease begins with:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhausted
  • Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the onset of fever, the patient develops a rash, which usually begins on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body.

The average incubation period is 5 to 13 days, and most infections last 2 to 4 weeks.

The Ohioan will be quarantined and monitored for 21 days, and surveillance will end on July 30 after potential exposure on July 9. At this point, the individual being monitored is not experiencing symptoms consistent with monkeypox.

Human-to-human transmission of the virus is usually via respiratory droplets, but it can also be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids, smallpox sores in monkeys, and contaminated objects.

There is no specific treatment for monkeypox.

The health department says all Ohio clinicians, including those in EMS, should be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox and that current guidance has been recommended by the CDC.

If you have any questions about how to avoid getting the monkeypox virus, visit Prevention of CDC.

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Huynh Nguyen

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