Med Center Health clarifies monkeypox issues

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-With a probable case of monkeypox in Warren County and rapidly increasing cases in the United States, Med Center Health is dispelling some concerns about the disease.

With the school right next to the counter, Dr Lusby, an infectious disease doctor, says she is not worried about transmission in schools and children at this point. She says they see the virus mainly in men between the ages of 20 and 50.

Dr Lusby also said there is a lot of stigma behind monkeypox and some people may not get help because of it. This can lead to undiagnosed cases, leading to a sharp increase in transmission and cases.

States like New York and California are seeing the most cases, but people still need to take precautions to stay healthy.

“I want people to be alert to this and aware of it. I don’t want them to totally freak out, but I want people to understand that it’s there and it can be contractile and it’s something that happens,” Dr Lusby said.

The Jynneos vaccine is available for people who have been in contact with someone with monkeypox. It is recommended that it be administered within four days of contact.

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