Monkeypox case identified in El Paso County - KKTV

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A case of monkeypox changed into recognized in El Paso County, according to the county health company.

El Paso County Public fitness made the announcement on Friday and stated the Colorado department of Public health and atmosphere is the lead agency on this investigation when it involves contract tracing linked to the case. There have been 36 cases in Colorado in 2022 and most situations unravel on their personal within four weeks.

"individual chance to the public continues to be low. Monkeypox can also begin with flu-like signs that may additionally include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion," a part of a information free up issued through El Paso County Public fitness reads. "usually, a rash or dermis bumps strengthen inside one to 3 days after the onset of fever, often beginning on the face, then spreading to different elements of the physique. Monkeypox can seem like syphilis, herpes, blisters, or even acne. any person can get monkeypox through shut contact — which comprises sexual contact — with someone who has the virus. brief interactions devoid of physical contact are unlikely to outcomes in transmission."

click on here for more information from CDPHE.

A confined variety of vaccine appointments can be found, click right here for the appointment request kind. Eligible Coloradans consist of guys aged 18 years and older who are homosexual, bisexual, or different men who have intercourse with men who have had varied or anonymous sex partners within the closing 14 days.

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