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A bit of progress in the right direction . . .
However and under the radar of most local newsies . . .
Six of those cases have been reported in STL.
The majority of the other cases are connected to KCMO.
It's easy to downplay the small numbers but something close to a 300 to 400% increase is nothing to scoff at even if that represents only a few more people infected . . . At least when we're talking about a plague formerly confined to emerging nations that's now popping up in the U.S. amid a slow government response.
Inside word . . .
KC health expert insiders fear that, if left unchecked, we could see "HUNDREDS" of local cases by the end of the year.
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The World Health Organization in July suggested that men who have sex with men should "for the moment" reduce partners and reconsider sleeping with new people as a way to slow monkeypox spread. Sometimes rubbing against an infected person (aside from sex) isn't enough to get you sick, according to Dr. Berry Pierre, an internal medicine physician who fights monkeypox misinformation on TikTok.
The antiviral treatment isn't approved yet for monkeypox in the U.S., but is available under compassionate use
The Biden administration is preparing to move forward with a plan to stretch the limited supply of monkeypox vaccine doses that would allow providers to use one-fifth as much per shot, two people familiar with the plans said.
With nearly 9,000 confirmed monkeypox cases nationwide, there is growing concern that US college and university campuses could become monkeypox "hotspots" this fall.
Summer is winding down and, if your family is like mine, there's an increasing focus on preparing to go back to school. Unfortunately, this year that also means preparing to deal with the looming threat of monkeypox. Public health emergencies for monkeypox have been declared globally, nationally and, in some states, outbreak numbers are doubling about every week.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Shawnee County Health Department announced Monday they identified a probable case of monkeypox in Shawnee Co. The case was identified based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories and close contacts within the household.
Continuing its eerie string of accurate predictions about real world events, The Simpsons fans are claiming that the show also predicted the rise of monkeypox. The rise of the viral disease has been documented globally, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) declaring monkeypox a public health emergency in the United States.
An extended explanation that's worthwhile . . .
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