Monkeypox arrives in L.A. County

Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday they have confirmed the county’s first presumptive case of monkeypox, but they are awaiting final confirmation of the case by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The patient is an adult resident who recently traveled and had a known close contact to a case,” according to a statement from the county Department of Public Health. “Although the patient is symptomatic, they are doing well and not hospitalized. They are isolated from others.”

Health officials said they are performing contact-tracing to identify anyone who was in close proximity to the person, and they are engaged in “post- exposure prevention” efforts for close contacts.

Three cases of monkeypox were previously confirmed in Sacramento County in Northern California.

The infection can cause lesser symptoms such as fever and body aches before developing into a rash that spreads across the body.

Since monkeypox cases are usually more common in African nations, its appearance in the United States has generated headlines, particularly among a populace weary of the COVID-19 pandemic. But health officials insist monkeypox is far less infectious. Los Angeles County health officials said, “The risk of monkeypox in the general population remains very low.”

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Shelley
Shelley
5 months ago

Where did you source this photo? Same as Queensland Health photo for Shingles.

Josh Kurpies
Josh Kurpies
5 months ago

After reading some of the irrelevant and often ridiculous comments following this article, I thought it might be helpful to other readers to provide links where people can get accurate information on how to prevent the spread, symptoms to look for, and what to do if one thinks they have become infected:

LA County Dept of Public Health: What you should know about monkeypox
http://ph.lacounty.gov/media/Monkeypox/

CA Department of Public Health: Monkeypox
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Monkeypox.aspx

Jake Lee
Jake Lee
5 months ago

Just in time to start planning the next lockdown before the midterms so that they can justify mail in ballots to cheat. Like CLOCKWORK…..

Ernesto Sportello
Ernesto Sportello
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

That fantasy is tired.

Harley Robert
Harley Robert
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

So if someone voted for Republicans by mail, you’re saying that they too are cheating?

Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

Don’t you find it exhausting to walk through life in a state of constant dread?

J Cross
J Cross
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

I Agree
Wish we could post memes here red pilling the mentally ill

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

You don’t live in West Hollywood anymore. Move on.

carletonj cronin
5 months ago

The CDC says that smallpox vaccine is effective against monkeypox as well. Check it out.

Monkey Business
Monkey Business
5 months ago

Wear your masks (condoms) people!

Practice social distancing (safe sex) guys!

Close businesses (gay bars/bathhouses) for two weeks to flatten the curve!

Get vaxxed! (4 shots, still tested positive)

Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
5 months ago

Haha! Based.

WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
5 months ago

Coming soon to the hookup apps: “Monkey Pox free! Fully vaccinated!” and “sex positive! no apologies! no regrets! End the monkey pox stigma!” and “I’m on here for conversation only because I don’t want Monkey Pox! … can you host?”

Gorge
Gorge
5 months ago
Reply to  WeHo Mary!

Lol..Brilliant..so proud of my community. Out there today spreading their drug fueled unsafe sex Monkey Pox Pride. Lol not lol.

Stevie
Stevie
5 months ago

“Monkey pox vaccines here, get your monkey pox vaccines right here boys and girls. Step right up, vaccines while you wait. And please wear your masks so not to infect other Covid vaxxers. Vaccines, vaccines!”

Kiki
Kiki
5 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Exactly!

Brenda Bridgett
Brenda Bridgett
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiki

My thought is this Dummy KNEW they were in close contact with a person with Monkeypox. Why didn’t this Dummy self quarantine for several days rather than hopping on a jet & flying into California?? Calling this person “Dummy” was being kind on MY part because much nastier names came to mind.

Concerned emily
Concerned emily
5 months ago

Because they don’t care…. Who they infect? Where is monkey pox
Coming from who are the carriers? Are they male gay white asian black … oh huge rash develops on your body and your like uhhh let me get on a plane and fly. He should be jailed for his stupidity and behavior. We don’t need these type of people who don’t cAre about the health of themselves or others.

Jose
Jose
5 months ago

You would be surprised at how many people went around KNOWING they had covid and didn’t give a F!

Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

The only thing with a higher survival rate than covid is monkeypox.

Gorge
Gorge
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

About as many from my community that went around spreading deadly HIV and now demand people get vaxxed and wear a mask around them be ause they made bad life choices. Like voting for Brandon. Vile.

Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
5 months ago
Reply to  Gorge

So you’re saying nobody should learn from the mistakes of others and let what happens happen and que sera sera? Sometimes people do learn from their mistakes, which is why the nation voted out Trump.

Gorge
Gorge
5 months ago
Reply to  Rudi Logan

Yes and look at how good things got with this brain dead fascist in the White House and his lap dogs. Disgraceful. At least brag about something that isn’t a complete and total failure. You must have a really low bar for yourself. More bad decisions.

Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
5 months ago
Reply to  Gorge

“Fascism” is defined by its right-wing placement on the political spectrum. Regard of your opinion of Joe Biden, he’s far from right-wing. Try being realistic since you can’t be honest. Or use language properly.

Dion
Dion
5 months ago

Right – I can think of other words. But I was placed on restriction from my last post

1PissedCow
1PissedCow
5 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Why do all the right wing idiots fall out of the trees? The part that amazes me is that you can use internet connected devices.

Jose
Jose
5 months ago
Reply to  1PissedCow

And yet, EXACTLY who is at the ROOT cause of CRIME, homelessness, housing shortages, massive inflation, high taxes and illegal aliens? Every city Far Left Lunatics have taken over has spiraled into complete chaos…SF, Chicago, NYC, Seattle, D.C…and YESSS, LA!
Moronic Far Left Lunatics. You do not represent the minor period of Centrist Democrats that took place for a scant 25 years since Democrat Enslavement of black Americans. Democrat’s history is one of Slavery, Jim Crow, KKK, massive illegal aliens (importing for House Seats-that ONLY affect poor communities), and pure lawlessness.
Befitting posting handle you have…add dumb to it.

Rick
Rick
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

This is a dumb comment

Ernesto Sportello
Ernesto Sportello
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

You don’t even understand what “far left” is. Your hate vitriol is just pathetic.

Harley Robert
Harley Robert
5 months ago
Reply to  Jose

What flavor Kool Aid are you drinking?

joe
joe
5 months ago
Reply to  1PissedCow

What exactly do you mean by that? Or are we supposed to offer thoughts and prayers while a bunch of idiots run around infecting others instead of being considerate?

Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
Harambe’s Vengeful Ghost
5 months ago
Reply to  1PissedCow

Because we are the ones that figured out how to make tools and fire and dragged you communist layabouts with us out of pity.

Ernesto Sportello
Ernesto Sportello
5 months ago

Spoken by someone that probably doesn’t even have a job.

Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
5 months ago

What century are you from? Calling someone a “communist” is so ’50s — and not in the fun “Grease” way.

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