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Offline Jim Allen

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Monkeypox
« on: May 20, 2022, 02:56:59 am »
https://www.poz.com/article/monkeypox-outbreak-sparks-worldwide-concern

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An outbreak of monkeypox has been identified in a growing number of countries, including the United States. The monkeypox virus, which is related to the variola virus that causes smallpox, typically causes mild illness, but it can sometimes be severe, especially in immunocompromised people.

Monkeypox, which is less severe than smallpox, causes a rash of flat or raised lesions that can occur on the face, genitals, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and elsewhere.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is on the alert after nine monkeypox cases were reported in the United Kingdom, which has an good national disease surveillance system. One person had recently traveled to Nigeria, where the virus is endemic, but the others appear to have contracted the disease in the U.K., suggesting it is spreading from person to person. Since then, around 70 confirmed or suspected cases have been reported in Spain, Portugal and Canada, along with a single case in Massachusetts.

Human Monkeypox Infection - Guidance for Clinicians and Public Health
V1.5 20.05.2022

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/zoonotic/monkeypox/guidance/Monkeypox%20Clinicians%20Public%20Health.pdf
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2022, 07:00:49 am »
Just what the world needs now

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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 12:23:19 am »
I told my extended family about this virus called Covid. They laugh like I was over reacting. I told me sister about Monkey pox anD she took me seriously this time. She decided to homeschool my niece. Sad that all this is happening. I really hope things improve by the time my niece and other young people grow up.

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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 08:20:48 am »

Aidsmap - 8th of June 22

What does the monkeypox outbreak mean for people living with HIV?
https://www.aidsmap.com/news/jun-2022/what-does-monkeypox-outbreak-mean-people-living-hiv
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 11:52:14 am »

https://www.poz.com/event/monkeypox-informative-town-hall

Have questions about Monkeypox? Join Our Fund and The Pride Center and a host of community collaborators as physician panelists to provide science-based information and education about the recent outbreaks of Monkeypox.

When June 16, 2022
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 04:47:54 am »
UK plans to offer vaccine to gay and bisexual men at risk of monkeypox

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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2022, 02:56:44 am »
Study Reveals Novel Monkeypox Symptoms and Transmission Routes
Study looking into 528 confirmed cases of monkeypox

https://www.poz.com/article/study-reveals-novel-monkeypox-symptoms-transmission-routes

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528 confirmed monkeypox cases in 16 countries between April 27 and June 24.
All but one were men, and the remaining individual identified as transgender.

Three quarters of the identified cases were white, 12% were Latino, 5% were Black and 4% were mixed race. The median age was 39 years. Of note, 56 people were older than 50, and 9% had previously received a smallpox vaccine, showing that prior vaccination is not fully protective.

Just over 40% were living with HIV, and among those who were HIV-negative or had an unknown status, 57% were using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

The good news is that HIV-positive people with monkeypox did not have worse outcomes. "Whilst people with HIV account for more than 40% of cases so far, it is reassuring that HIV status was not linked with monkeypox severity,” said Laura Waters, MD, chair of the British HIV Association.
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2022, 06:46:42 pm »
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But experts fear that if the outbreak is not promptly managed, the virus could spread beyond this group and may become endemic in more countries.
didn't we just touch on this same issue and what did and didn't happen at the beginning of the HIV epidemic in the USA?

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don't think less of me ;) but there were years I wished that's how it would have gone. Maybe people would have cared more and maybe fewer of my friends and partners wouldn't have died before they even turned 30. :(
sure the death rate is different - 10% vs 100% - but, depending on how much monkeypox spreads, saving the lives of 10% of my friends would certainly be appreciated sooner rather than later. ;)
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2022, 02:19:08 am »
https://www.poz.com/article/monkeypox-global-public-health-emergency-says

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As of July 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 3,487 monkeypox cases, and the United States will soon exceed all other countires. Worldwide, there are now more than 18,000 cases.

The monkeypox virus is transmitted through close physical contact, including skin-to-skin contact, kissing and respiratory droplets at close range, but it does not spread through the air over longer distances. Monkeypox can potentially spread via clothes, bedding or surfaces, but this appears to be much less common. It is not yet known whether monkeypox is directly sexually transmitted through semen or vaginal fluid, but it does spread via contact with sores during sex.
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2022, 02:22:42 am »
sure the death rate is different - 10% vs 100% - but, depending on how much monkeypox spreads, saving the lives of 10% of my friends would certainly be appreciated sooner rather than later. ;)

Yeah. Somehow I expected a quicker response to this outbreak, I know that's silly, but still.
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Re: Monkeypox
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2022, 12:25:35 pm »

https://www.aidsmap.com/news/aug-2022/many-monkeypox-cases-among-men-living-hiv-no-sign-yet-poorer-outcomes

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Many monkeypox cases among men living with HIV, but no sign yet of poorer outcomes
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