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There Is Now A Confirmed Case Of Monkeypox In Texas – Will This Become Another Pandemic?

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC

 

 

Monkeypox is a very dangerous disease that causes horrifyingly ugly sores on the skin, and scientists are telling us that it can be spread by human to human contact.  So the fact that there is now a confirmed case of monkeypox in Dallas, Texas should be a concern for all of us.  Could it be possible that this is the start of a new pandemic?  For now, officials are insisting that the risk of a full-blown pandemic is very low, but we will monitor this situation.  Those that follow my work on a regular basis know that I am constantly watching for the next potential major outbreak, and I am very much hoping that this is not it.  The good news is that we only have one confirmed U.S. case so far.  According to the CDC, the infected individual flew from Nigeria to Atlanta on July 8th, and then he flew from Atlanta to Dallas on July 9th.  The following comes directly from the official CDC website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on July 15 a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States. The person is currently hospitalized in Dallas. CDC is working with the airline and 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.

 

Travelers on these flights were required to wear masks as well as in the U.S. airports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it’s believed the risk of spread of monkeypox via respiratory droplets to others on the planes and in the airports is low. Working with airline and state and local health partners, CDC is assessing potential risks to those who may have had close contact with the traveler on the plane and specific settings.

 

If this individual did not successfully spread the disease to anyone else before his condition was identified, the danger may be fully contained at this point.

The infected individual was wearing a mask on both flights, and that likely reduced the risk of other passengers being exposed to respiratory droplets

 

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that can be spread through contact, especially through respiratory droplets, according to the CDC. The disease can also spread between human and animal contact.

 

Health officials believe the risk of spread through respiratory droplets on the flight was low due to passengers being required to wear face masks amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The incubation period for monkeypox can range from 5 to 21 days, and the initial symptoms are similar to many other illnesses

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

 

Eventually, huge sores start to erupt on an infected person’s body, and that is truly the worst part of the disease.

 

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