State provides updates on Monkeypox

State provides updates on Monkeypox

State provides updates on Monkeypox

August 26, 2022 - On Aug. 19, California Department of Public Health director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomas Aragon hosted a teleconference providing an update on the state’s efforts to the monkeypox outbreak in California. The conversation surrounded new isolation and transmission guidance from the state, and how the state is responding to the MPX outbreak.

Aragon said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the emergency use authorization of inoculation for intradermal administration of the JYNNEOS vaccine to ensure that more individuals across the country have access to the vaccine.

Aragon said though the transmission of MPX continues to circulate in specific communities, mostly among men who have sex with men, it is important to know how the virus spreads and how to prevent the spread.

Person with MPX who live with other people might need to isolate out of the home if an uninfected person is at elevated risk, avoid close contact with other people and animals, keep skin lesions covered, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom. If the same bathroom is used it should be cleaned and disinfected. When in the same room with a person with MPX, other household members should wear a respirator or well-fitting mask (NIOSH-approved N95, KN95 and KF94 respirators), clean and disinfect frequently touched items, avoid activities that put viral particles in the air (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming), and wash hands frequently or used an alcohol-based sanitizer.

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Source:<https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/new-monkeypox-cases-originating-in-texas-state-health-department-says/3004271/>

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