Johnson County Issues Monkeypox Guidance

The Golden Ghetto is trying to counterbalance fear with more information as the spread of the latest global plauge continues to cause concern.

Here's a glimpse at the info they're providing . . .

In May 2022, a global outbreak of monkeypox–a rare viral disease caused by the monkeypox virus–was confirmed with a cluster of cases found in the United Kingdom. Since then, countries around the world have seen an uptick in monkeypox cases, including the United States. The first presumptive positive case of monkeypox in Johnson County, Kansas was announced on July 9.

There is a vaccine for monkeypox. In Kansas, the vaccine is only available to those who are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of monkeypox.

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While COVID-19 passed easily from person to person, monkeypox does not spread as easily between people. Monkeypox transmission typically requires skin-to-skin contact, direct contact with lesions, scabs or body fluids, or prolonged face-to-face contact.