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Monkeypox cases and symptoms in Bexar County, San Antonio Texas

While the chance to most of the people is at the moment low, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has put folks on edge in relation to unfamiliar viruses and illnesses.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio neighborhood and surrounding areas are involved by the rising variety of monkeypox cases reported in Bexar County.

While the chance to most of the people is at the moment low, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has understandably put folks on edge in relation to unfamiliar viruses and illnesses. Metro Health says everybody ought to concentrate on the symptoms of monkeypox and search medical consideration in the event that they expertise them. 

Below are the most recent updates on monkeypox in Bexar County and you’ll be able to monitor cases instantly by way of Metro Health’s dashboard here.

Thursday, Sept. 1

For the fourth time this week, well being officers say they’re new monkeypox cases. Two extra have been recognized, bringing Bexar County’s whole to 32. 

Wednesday, August 31

Another lone case is reported by well being authorities, bringing Bexar County’s whole to 30. 

Tuesday, August 30

For the second day in a row, Bexar County well being officers report two new monkeypox cases. The whole is now as much as 29. 

Meanwhile, officers in the Houston space confirmed that an individual not too long ago recognized with monkeypox has died. An investigation has begun into how huge a task the illness performed in their dying. 

Back in San Antonio, Metro Health continues urging residents to get examined in the event that they’re experiencing symptoms, in addition to info on vaccine eligibility, for which there are nonetheless restricted doses. See the complete assertion beneath:

“Metro Health continues to intently monitor monkeypox cases in Bexar County and as of as we speak there are 29 reported cases. Metro Health urges folks to get examined in the event that they are uncovered to monkeypox or have symptoms in line with the illness. Monkeypox is a preventable illness that spreads by way of shut contact with an contaminated particular person. There are issues everybody ought to do to assist stop the unfold of monkeypox:

  • Avoid shut, skin-to-skin contact with somebody with a brand new, unexplained rash.
  • Avoid shut, skin-to-skin contact in giant crowds the place persons are carrying minimal clothes, akin to nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses.
  • Do not share cups, utensils, bedding or towels with somebody who’s sick.
  • Stay dwelling when you’re sick.

“Metro Health provides vaccine for those who have been exposed. For more information on Monkeypox and vaccine eligibility criteria, please visit sanantonio.gov/HEALTH.”

Monday, August 29

Health officers report two new monkeypox diagnoses, bringing the Bexar County whole to 27. 

Thursday, August 25

Another monkeypox cases was reported in Bexar County, bringing the full to 25. 

Monday, August 22

Four extra monkeypox cases have been reported in the final week by county well being officers, bringing the full to 24. 

Monday, August 15

Bexar County well being officers report three extra monkeypox cases, bringing the county’s whole to twenty. 

Thursday, August 11

Bexar County authorities report a lone further monkeypox case, bringing the full to 17. 

Friday, August 5

Bexar County well being authorities studies one other three monkeypox cases, bringing the full to 16. 

Thursday, August 4

The U.S. declared the monkeypox outbreak a public well being emergency, bolstering the nationwide response and releasing up further resources to battle the virus. 

Tuesday, August 2

San Antonio Metro Health has acquired 1,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccien from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The vaccine JYNNEOSTM is sufficient to absolutely vaccinate 500 folks. A full dose embody two pictures, officers mentioned.

Friday, July 29

The monkeypox case whole in Bexar County practically doubled this week, with 13 cases now reported in the San Antonio space coming into the weekend. 

Friday, July 22

Two new cases have been reported in Bexar County Friday. That brings the full variety of cases to seven.

Monday, July 18

Metro Health reported 5 whole cases in Bexar County on Monday.

Friday, July 15

Metro Health reported three whole cases in Bexar County and introduced the addition of an internet dashboard to trace cases.

Thursday, July 14

Bexar County confirmed its first two cases of monkeypox. KENS 5 spoke with Dr. Anita Kurian, the Assistant Director of San Antonio Metro Health Communicable Disease Division, concerning the dangers and how monkeypox is transmitted. Here is a few of what she mentioned.

Symptoms of monkeypox can embody:   

  • Fever   
  • Headache   
  • Muscle aches and backache   
  • Swollen lymph nodes   
  • Chills   
  • Exhaustion   
  • A rash that may appear like pimples or blisters that seems on the face, contained in the mouth and on different elements of the physique, just like the fingers/palms, toes, chest or genitals. The rash goes by way of totally different phases earlier than therapeutic utterly.

To stop the unfold of monkeypox, people can:

  • Avoid shut, skin-to-skin contact in giant crowds the place persons are carrying minimal clothes (akin to nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses).
  • Avoid shut, skin-to-skin contact with somebody with a brand new, unexplained rash.
  • If you have been uncovered to monkeypox or have symptoms akin to fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a brand new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare supplier as quickly as attainable. Healthcare suppliers can present testing and look after folks with monkeypox.
  • If sick with monkeypox, isolate at dwelling till the rash has absolutely resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a contemporary layer of intact pores and skin has fashioned. Monkeypox is often a self-limiting an infection that doesn’t require hospitalization.

More details about methods to stop an infection may be discovered on the CDC Monkeypox website.

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