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Texas has some of the most monkeypox cases in the US, data reveals. Here’s where San Antonio ranks.

Monkeypox cases are persevering with to unfold throughout the nation, although some states are beginning to see extra cases come up than others.

Among the high 5 states in the U.S. with the most reported cases is Texas, in keeping with data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Wednesday, the CDC’s map confirmed Texas has the fourth highest quantity of cases, coming in at 485.

New York has been deemed the “epicenter” of the outbreak, with 1,617 cases, adopted by California with 826 cases and Illinois with 533 cases. These numbers are topic to alter, as the case numbers are up to date each day.

Both New York and California have declared a public well being emergency attributable to the unfold of monkeypox.

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Prior to those declarations, the World Health Organization additionally declared monkeypox a global health emergency on July 23.

So, where does San Antonio stand with monkeypox and the way do the metropolis’s case numbers evaluate to different Texas cities? We break it down under.

Monkeypox case numbers in Texas cities

Texas Health and Human Services has created a monkeypox case database, sorting confirmed cases by every public well being area.

The case numbers on the DSHS website get up to date each day. These had been the case numbers reported on Tuesday, Aug. 2:

Public Health Region Number of cases
PHR 1 – Lubbock 1
PHR 2/3 – Arlington 218
PHR 4/5N – Tyler 0
PHR 6/5S – Houston 161
PHR 7 – Temple 58
PHR 8 – San Antonio 15
PHR 9/10 – El Paso 1
PHR 11 – Harlingen 0
Total 454

Currently, the data reveals that the majority of monkeypox cases are in the North Texas area and Houston.

In San Antonio, cases haven’t seen a lot of an uptick and have but to succeed in 20 or greater. You can maintain monitor of the case rely in SA by visiting the city’s monkeypox webpage here.

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Vaccine availability in San Antonio

Five hundred individuals in San Antonio can quickly obtain the monkeypox vaccine after a cargo of 1,000 doses of the Jynneos vaccine arrived Tuesday.

The vaccine can be given in a two-shot regiment and can assist fight the rising outbreak.

Six space clinics will obtain 720 doses, which is able to cover 360 individuals, and the metropolis will maintain 280 doses for individuals who had been uncovered to somebody who’s constructive for the sickness.

You can discover a checklist of these clinics that may have the vaccine right here.

RELATED: San Antonio Metro Health receives 1,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine

More monkeypox vaccines are anticipated to be distributed to different states after U.S. well being regulators signed off on practically 800,000 monkeypox vaccines simply final week.

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This was on the heels of a cargo of 310,000 doses that the U.S. despatched to some main cities, although the demand remains to be excessive.

Am I eligible for a vaccine?

Despite extra shipments of Jynneos vaccine arriving, doses are nonetheless restricted and so is the eligibility to obtain one.

According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, there are three precedence teams for many who could qualify to obtain a dose.

  • Priority Group 1

  • Priority Group 2

  • Priority Group 3

    • People dwelling with HIV

    • People on PrEP for the prevention of HIV

    • NOTE: Vaccines for Priority Group 3 can be found from choose well being care suppliers by appointment and solely to those that meet the standards listed above and haven’t had monkeypox signs. Please verify together with your well being care supplier to see if they’ve vaccines accessible.

What signs must you look ahead to?

The excellent news is the monkeypox virus isn’t as transmissible as COVID-19, in keeping with well being officers. Though, there are nonetheless just a few methods you possibly can contract it.

The virus sometimes spreads via skin-to-skin contact, however it will probably additionally transmit via “touching linens used by someone with the infection,” in keeping with Metro Health.

Symptoms of monkeypox embrace fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a brand new, unexplained rash. The sickness can final two to 4 weeks.

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If you had been uncovered to monkeypox or have signs, Metro Health urges you to contact your well being care supplier as quickly as attainable. For extra info, click on here.

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