Oklahoma’s first probable case of monkeypox identified


RIGHT JONATHAN. THANK YOU LATE. BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNINGHE T FIRST PROBABLE CASE OF MONKEYPOX NOW INTERSTATE THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE CDC TO TREAT THE PATIENT. WE KNOW THEY LIVE IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND RECENTLY TRAVEDLE OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY MONKEY POX CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON THROUGH RESPIRATORY DROPLETS OR BODY FLUIDS SYMPTOMS INCLUDEEV FER RASH AND SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES RIGHT NOW. EYTH ARE IN ISOLATION WHILE DOCTORS PERFORM CONTACT TRACING. NOTIFY ANYON

Oklahoma Health Dept. identifies state’s first probable case of monkeypox

State health leaders said in a news release Friday that the department is working with the CDC to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that it identified the state’s first probable case of monkeypox.| MORE | Get the Facts: Monkeypox outbreak in US expands to more statesState health leaders said in a news release Friday that the department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident. They said the person recently traveled internationally to a country with confirmed cases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to identify people possibly exposed.| MORE | WHO: Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns”As soon as we learned about the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, our response team began working to coordinate areas within the agency to respond if a case was identified in Oklahoma,” Jan Fox , deputy commissioner of health preparedness, said in the news release. “We are currently working through the case investigation and contact tracing. However, we do want to stress to Oklahomans that the general public is not at risk.” Health officials said monkeypox is not easily transmissible, but the virus can be transmitted to humans through direct, physical contact with an infected person or animal. Monkeypox also can be transmitted from person to person through large respiratory droplets or through direct contact with body fluids.| MORE | US military service member in Germany is military’s first case of monkeypox Symptoms may include fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes. The news release says an infected person will also present with firm, deep-seated and well-circumscribed lesions.Click here for more information about monkeypox.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that it identified the state’s first probable case of monkeypox.

| MORE | Get the Facts: Monkeypox outbreak in US expands to more states

State health leaders said in a news release Friday that the department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the infection in a central Oklahoma resident. They said the person recently traveled internationally to a country with confirmed cases.

The news release says the person is in isolation. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to identify people possibly exposed.

| MORE | WHO: Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns

“As soon as we learned about the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, our response team began working to coordinate areas within the agency to respond if a case was identified in Oklahoma,” Jan Fox, deputy commissioner of health preparedness, said in the news release. “We are currently working through the case investigation and contact tracing. However, we do want to stress to Oklahomans that the general public is not at risk.”

Health officials said monkeypox is not easily transmissible, but the virus can be transmitted to humans through direct, physical contact with an infected person or animal. Monkeypox also can be transmitted from person to person through large respiratory droplets or through direct contact with body fluids.

| MORE | US military service member in Germany is military’s first case of monkeypox

Symptoms may include fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes. The news release says an infected person will also present with firm, deep-seated and well-circumscribed lesions.

Click here for more information about monkeypox.

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