Monkeypox Causing Huge Concerns In Alabama And Georgia
So back to school is just around the corner and as parents, the well-being of our kids is a concern.
With all the illnesses we have been exposed to in the past few years we now have another concern.
I know, when I first heard of Monkeypox I thought it was not real.
Unfortunately, it is.
Cases have begun to grow across the states and now Georgia is running low on the vaccine.
All, but one state, have positive cases of Monkeypox, Wyoming has zero cases to date.
Georgia has a total of 775 cases. This number rises daily, which is concerning.
Personally, 1 case is too many.
In the United States, we have a total of 10,393 cases, which rose by almost 1,000 cases overnight!
WHO, the World Health Organization, has declared Monkeypox a global health emergency.
Georgia has now only made the vaccine available to those with the highest health risks. As have most states including Alabama.
Appointments at clinics are filling up quickly so many patients are calling to register to get the 2 shot vaccine.
Georgia received 6,000 vials of the vaccine which will vaccinate 3,000 people, and they are looking for more as cases climb.
In Alabama, we have 24 confirmed cases. Alabama is also holding the vaccine for high-risk patients. This has left many wondering when they may be able to receive it. Many patients are wondering where they can be tested. There are some clinics not offering the test. If you feel the need to be tested, I suggest calling ahead to verify the test is available.
The very first case of Monkeypox was diagnosed in 1958 in a monkey, hence the name. At that time it was known to only affect small rodents and mammals.
Then in 2003, the first human case of Monkeypox was discovered in the United States. People became sick after contact with an infected prairie dog.
2022 Monkeypox has people all over the globe concerned…
Some of the Monkeypox cases have been through sexual contact, so this is not an illness that affects only children.
Symptoms of Monkeypox are fever, body aches, chills, and fatigue. The more severe cases include lesions and a rash.
With back-to-school time already here, we have to once again be concerned with the health of our Alabamians.
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