Monkey disease has been reported in Milwaukee on Saturday.
According to the Milwaukee Department of Health, the man is isolated and following the recommended guidelines.
This is the second monkey disease confirmed by a Wisconsin resident, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health.
“It is not surprising that monkey disease has been identified in our city,” said Christson Johnson, health commissioner in Milwaukee. “Although the disease is not easily transmitted from person to person, we expect more people to come in the coming weeks. We encourage residents to be aware of the symptoms, follow preventive advice, and seek medical attention.”
To prevent monkey pox, individuals should follow these tips:
- Avoid contact with an infected person with a rash or itch and avoid kissing, hugging, hugging or having sex with an infected person.
- If you are exposed to monkey disease, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible and let them know you have symptoms or are at risk for monkey disease. Health care providers can provide screening and care for people with monkey disease. Check for fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and new, unexplained rash and contact your healthcare provider if any of these occur. If you do not have a health care provider, contact your local health department for guidance.
- If you are sick with monkey pox, leave it at home until the rash is completely healed, the itch has fallen off and a new skin layer is formed.
On Monday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 866 confirmed cases of monkey and orthopox virus in the United States.
Although the number of monkey diseases confirmed in the United States is increasing, the overall risk to society is low.
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