CDC Issues New Guidance on Monkeypox Symptoms as US situations Balloon – NBC 6 South Florida

CDC Issues New Guidance on Monkeypox Symptoms as US situations Balloon – NBC 6 South Florida




The U.S. has reported 72 situations of monkeypox across 18 states in the last month, making it the country’s largest monkeypox sudden increase ever.

That total has grown considerably since the beginning of June, when just 19 situations were confirmed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Tuesday about how to clarify monkeypox during this sudden increase, based on the symptoms doctors have observed so far. Some recent infections have presented differently than past situations in Africa, where monkeypox is endemic in 11 countries.

Traditionally, people with monkeypox have developed a fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches and muscle aches, followed by a rash that starts on their confront or in their mouth then spreads to other parts of their body — particularly the hands and feet.

But in many recent U.S. situations, patients first experienced a rash in the mouth or around the genitals or anus. And instead of extensive rashes, some patients saw distributed or localized lesions in areas other than the confront, hands or feet. In some situations, flu-like symptoms developed after the rash, but other people didn’t have those symptoms at all.

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