Douglas County identifies first case of monkeypox

Douglas County identifies first case of monkeypox

THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M ROB MCCARTNEY. I’M JULIE CORNELL. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE PATIENT IS A MAN IN HIS 30S WHO RECENTLY TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY KATV NEWSWATCH 7’S ABBY PETERSON’S LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABBY. THE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT MAN IS SELF-ISOLATING AT HOME. HE’S DOING WELL, AND HE’S FULLY COOPERATING. THEY SAY THAT THE FIRST TIME THIS WAS ANNOUNCED WAS SATURDAY WHEN A CLINICIAN THOUGHT SHE SAW MONKEYPOX. NOW THE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THIS IS A PRELIMINARY POSITIVE TEST THAT WAS SENT OFF TO BE CONFIRMED, BUT THEY EXPECT A POSITIVE RESULT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON CONTACT TRACING SYMPTOMS FOR MONKEYPOX IN FEVER HEADACHES SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES AND A RASH THAT LOOKS LIKE PIMPLES OR BLISTERS THOSE SORES CAN APPEAR ON GENITALS, BUT CAN ALSO BE ON HANDS FEET CHESTS OR FACE. THEY SAY THE VIRUS DOES NOT SPREAD EASILY THROUGH CASUAL CONTACT. STILL TRANSMISSION CAN OCCUR THROUGH CONTACT WITH INFECTIOUS SORES AND BODY FLUIDS. CONTAMINATED ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING OR BEDDING OR RESPIRATORY DROPLETS ASSOCIATED WITH PROLONGED FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT. HOW IS NOT AT RISK FOR BEING EXPOSED TO THE MONKEY POX VIRUS THEY SAY IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MONKEYPOX, GO AHEAD AND CALL YOUR HEALTH CARE FACILITY BEFORE JUST SHOWING UP SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED REPORTING LIVE ABBY PETERSON KETV NEWS. WATCH 7 OR ABBY. THANKS AND IN OUR COVID-19. COVERAGE THERE ARE 114 PEOPLE BEING TREATED FOR THE VIRUS IN METRO AREA HOSPITALS FIVE ARE CHILDREN 16 ADULTS ARE IN THE ICU AND FIVE OF THEM WERE ON A VENTILATOR. WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS FROM MISSOURI ABC REPORTS MULTIPLE FATALITIES AFTER THIS AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILED ONE PASSENGER DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENED AFTER EIGHT CARS FLIPPED OFF THE TRACKS THIS AFTERNOON. OPEN UP MY DOOR AND CLIMBED INTO THE THE HALLWAY AND THEN CLIMBED UP INTO THE ROOM THAT WAS NEXT TO ME. WHAT’S NOW OF ME? AND THEN I SAW COMPANY AND MANAGING OUT. I GOT OUT AND THEN I’M JUST SAT ON THE ROOF. WE ALSO SAT THERE.

Douglas County identifies first case of monkeypox

The Douglas County Health Department said the man in his 30s has a history of international travel.

The Douglas County Health Department confirmed its first case of monkeypox Monday. DCHD said the patient is a man in his 30s with a history of international travel. He is home isolating and the health department said it is doing contact tracing to identify any people who may have been exposed. DCHD said symptoms of monkeypox are similar but milder than smallpox. The illness usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion. According to the Health Department it’s often accompanied by a rash that looks like pimples or blisters. For those who may have been exposed, they may be a candidate for prophylaxis of a smallpox vaccine. If you have questions, you can called the Health Department Information Line at 402-444-3400.

The Douglas County Health Department confirmed its first case of monkeypox Monday.

DCHD said the patient is a man in his 30s with a history of international travel.

He is home isolating and the health department said it is doing contact tracing to identify any people who may have been exposed.

DCHD said symptoms of monkeypox are similar but milder than smallpox. The illness usually begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion. According to the Health Department it’s often accompanied by a rash that looks like pimples or blisters.

For those who may have been exposed, they may be a candidate for prophylaxis of a smallpox vaccine.

If you have questions, you can called the Health Department Information Line at 402-444-3400.

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