It's official. Monkeypox.

OneEyedDiva

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Oh yeah...when they said there was no cause for concern because we'd only seen a couple of cases, I knew that was a misstatement...or perhaps a lie. What's the plan? More vaccines of course. The scary thing about this is that there are several modes of transmission besides close skin to skin contact. Just like HIV, MP may have started mainly with one risk group but already is quickly spreading to the general population. Here are modes of transmission:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html
BTW I saw a report that said MP didn't start with monkeys but rats.
 

win231

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Oh yeah...when they said there was no cause for concern because we'd only seen a couple of cases, I knew that was a misstatement...or perhaps a lie. What's the plan? More vaccines of course. The scary thing about this is that there are several modes of transmission besides close skin to skin contact. Just like HIV, MP may have started mainly with one risk group but already is quickly spreading to the general population. Here are modes of transmission:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html
BTW I saw a report that said MP didn't start with monkeys but rats.
Rats started it by monkeying around.
 

Jeni

Senior Member
An Emergency declaration is to RELEASE funds ....
the CDC website is clear most all transmission is direct contact ...with an infected person and they are still researching so i would not be surprised if ..... the fear and hype is not doing what they want they gear it up to it spreads from EVERYTHING
much like they did with Covid.

from site
  • Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, including:
    • Direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox.
    • Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox.
    • Contact with respiratory secretions.
  • This direct contact can happen during intimate contact, including:
    • Oral, anal, and vaginal sex or touching the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) of a person with monkeypox.
    • Hugging, massage, and kissing.
    • Prolonged face-to-face contact.
    • Touching fabrics and objects during sex that were used by a person with monkeypox and that have not been disinfected, such as bedding, towels, fetish gear, and sex toys.

    • Scientists are still researching:
      • If the virus can be spread when someone has no symptoms
      • How often monkeypox is spread through respiratory secretions, or when a person with monkeypox symptoms might be more likely to spread the virus through respiratory secretions.
      • Whether monkeypox can be spread through semen, vaginal fluids, urine, or feces.
 

SeniorBen

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Declaring a "health emergency" isn't meant to get everyone into a panic; it's so funds can be released to fight the outbreak and so they can take other actions that are needed. This is an emergency for certain groups of people and not so much for other groups.

Mr. Becerra’s announcement, at an afternoon news briefing where he was joined by a raft of other top health officials, gives federal agencies power to quickly direct money toward developing and evaluating vaccines and drugs, to gain access to emergency funding and to hire additional workers to help manage the outbreak, which began in May.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/health/monkeypox-emergency-us.html
 

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
I welcome the government’s efforts to provide information about monkeypox and for working to increase the availability of vaccines.

I don’t see any of this as an infringement of my rights or freedom as an American.

I feel the government would be remiss if they didn’t take these basic steps to help educate and protect us against threats to public health.

I’m concerned that we may see an uptick in the rate of infection when millions of young people return to university campuses later this month.

I wouldn’t wish this nasty little disease on anyone!
 
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HoneyNut

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I sure hope they can trace all the cases and somehow stop the spread, it makes me nervous since I'm living in hotels with a pet. I'd probably be okay on my own since I disinfect counters etc when I arrive, but my cat comes in contact with the carpet so if there were monkeypox germs on the carpet maybe my cat would carry them to me.
The CDC site is so confusing, it says a person who is infected with Monkeypox should NOT personally take care of a pet that has also been exposed, but it IS okay for the person infected with Monkeypox to take care of a healthy pet (if they follow a bunch of cleanliness guidelines including wearing a mask, but humorously (IMO) it says to NOT put a mask on the pet! ha ha).
 
Oh yeah...when they said there was no cause for concern because we'd only seen a couple of cases, I knew that was a misstatement...or perhaps a lie. What's the plan? More vaccines of course. The scary thing about this is that there are several modes of transmission besides close skin to skin contact. Just like HIV, MP may have started mainly with one risk group but already is quickly spreading to the general population. Here are modes of transmission:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html
BTW I saw a report that said MP didn't start with monkeys but rats.
The entire U.S. is officially in a state of emergency over the monkeypox virus. I can just imagine what hell they are planning for us. I know many of you saw this coming. Didn't you?

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Oh yeah...when they said there was no cause for concern because we'd only seen a couple of cases, I knew that was a misstatement...or perhaps a lie. What's the plan? More vaccines of course. The scary thing about this is that there are several modes of transmission besides close skin to skin contact. Just like HIV, MP may have started mainly with one risk group but already is quickly spreading to the general population. Here are modes of transmission:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html
BTW I saw a report that said MP didn't start with monkeys but rats.
Jumped to rats from monkeys. Native America’s reportedly used this natural herb during smallpox. (Sarracenia Purpurea). There is a NIH study indicating its usage on those “pox” diseases.). (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7485289/). Interesting reading that’s all.
 

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OneEyedDiva

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New Jersey
Jumped to rats from monkeys. Native America’s reportedly used this natural herb during smallpox. (Sarracenia Purpurea). There is a NIH study indicating its usage on those “pox” diseases.). (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7485289/). Interesting reading that’s all.
Apparently the two articles I read that cited rats as the origin were incorrect. Or as the wording in this article states..MP was first detected in monkeys. https://www.newsweek.com/where-monkeypox-originate-how-get-it-infectious-diseases-1708710
There are many who swear by non traditional means to treat various ailments and in fact don't trust main stream pharmaceutical products. When I have more time, I'll read the article you linked more thoroughly. Thank you for sharing it.
 

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
One good thing about being old is that we've all had the smallpox vaccine which is the type that confers lifelong immunity.

Monkeypox is in the same viral family (orthopoxviruses) as smallpox and there's appx 85% crossover protection from the smallpox vaccine against the monkeypox virus.

https://connect.uclahealth.org/2022...pox-vaccine-may-have-immunity-from-monkeypox/


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That's an encouraging bit of information.

 

win231

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Location
CA
Last night, I watched an interview with a doctor who was discussing Monkeypox, (our new pandemic).
Of course, she was providing the usual self flattering information about the heroic medical efforts to increase vaccine production & how everyone should get vaccinated.
The reporter asked her, "Does the vaccine prevent Monkeypox?"
After a pause, she replied, "We think it should."
What a.......creative answer. 😂
 


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