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Old 22-05-2022, 15:36   #1
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Monkeypox is spreading in the UK through community transmission and new cases are being detected on a daily basis, a senior doctor has warned.

Officials are expecting a "significant rise" in infections this week after it was confirmed the total had increased to 20 on Friday.

The cause of the outbreak is unknown and there is "no obvious connection" between those infected to a single event, according to Dr Susan Hopkins, from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

Monkeypox is rarely identified outside of Africa, but 92 cases have now been confirmed across Europe, North America and Australia, with a further 28 suspected infections, according to the World Health Organization.
https://news.sky.com/story/monkeypox...octor-12618792
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Old 22-05-2022, 16:57   #2
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I'm just waiting for the covid deniers to come out of their hole, and say this is something minor
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Old 22-05-2022, 17:02   #3
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I'm just waiting for the panic merchants to come out and tell us to hide in the cupboard under the stairs and wear full hazmat gear to go shopping.
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Old 22-05-2022, 17:10   #4
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Re: MonkeyPox

Transmissibility is a lot lower than what COVID is. Is supposed to be more prevalent with skin to skin contact and they already have a vaccine. It’s not going to be the next pandemic.
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Old 22-05-2022, 17:28   #5
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Re: MonkeyPox

Those of us who had the smallpox vaccine before it was withdrawn in 71 have "some protection" from monkeypox.
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Old 22-05-2022, 17:35   #6
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Re: MonkeyPox

That said, Belgium has introduced mandatory 21 day quarantine for those who test positive.

https://www.gbnews.uk/news/monkeypox...belgium/300215
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That said, Belgium has introduced mandatory 21 day quarantine for those who test positive.

https://www.gbnews.uk/news/monkeypox...belgium/300215
How long is it going to be before someone tries the L word?


Some people will be calling for it at any opportunity now they've done it once.
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Old 22-05-2022, 18:06   #8
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Once you've caught it, vaccines are of no use.
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Old 22-05-2022, 18:14   #9
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What's the herd immunity threshold?
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Old 22-05-2022, 18:48   #10
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How long is it going to be before someone tries the L word?


Some people will be calling for it at any opportunity now they've done it once.
It is seriously unlikely to kill you or put a strain on the NHS so quite a bit different to Covid innit
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Old 22-05-2022, 18:52   #11
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I'm just waiting for the covid deniers to come out of their hole, and say this is something minor
ATM, it *is* minor, nor is it in any way comparable with covid, its a lot (lot) harder to spread.
The largest previous outbreaks have been < 200 cases (its been around since the early 1970's).

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Experts say we are not on the brink of a national outbreak and, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the risk is low.
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Prof Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology, University of Nottingham, said: "The fact that only one of the 50 contacts of the initial monkeypox-infected patient has been infected shows how poorly infectious the virus is.
Technically it can be fatal, but then so can measles, but its very rare.
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Once you've caught it, vaccines are of no use.
Not true

"Vaccination after exposure to monkeypox virus is still possible. However, the sooner an exposed person gets the vaccine, the better.

CDC recommends that the vaccine be given within 4 days from the date of exposure in order to prevent onset of the disease. If given between 414 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may reduce the symptoms of disease, but may not prevent the disease."

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeyp...x-vaccine.html
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"Vaccination after exposure to monkeypox virus is still possible. However, the sooner an exposed person gets the vaccine, the better.

CDC recommends that the vaccine be given within 4 days from the date of exposure in order to prevent onset of the disease. If given between 414 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may reduce the symptoms of disease, but may not prevent the disease."

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeyp...x-vaccine.html
The smallpox vaccine is only 85% effective against monkeypox. The immune system will be ramping up anyway. All the vaccine could do is effectively increase the level of perceived(as far as the immune system is concerned) infection. The underlying immune process can't be accelerated.
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surely the word only should only be used when the number is small, 85% effective is not bad
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Re: MonkeyPox

How can MonkeyPox spread:

Monkeypox is very difficult to catch from someone carrying the infection and is mostly caught from infected wild animals in west of central Africa.

The illness for most people is mild with full recovery taking up to four weeks, while the chance of catching it in the UK is currently very low.

According to the NHS, you can catch monkeypox if you are bitten by an infected animal or if you touch its blood, body fluids, spots, blisters or scabs.

Catching it from an infected person is very uncommon, but transmission is possible through touching clothing, bedding, towels or other items used by someone with the rash.

Contact with their blisters or scabs or exposure to their coughs or sneezes could also put you at risk.

What are the symptoms to look out for?

It normally takes between five and 21 days for symptoms to appear.

The initial symptoms include a high temperature, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen glands, shivering and exhaustion.

A rash will usually appear between one and five days after the first symptoms, beginning on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body.

It can be confused with chickenpox as it begins with raised spots.

The symptoms will usually disappear in two to four weeks, although some people will need hospital treatment.

https://news.sky.com/story/monkeypox...pread-12614394
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