Santa Barbara County reports 2 new cases of monkeypox

August 9, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirmed two new cases of monkeypox, raising the number of cases in the county to three.

The monkeypox virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has the disease. The risk to the general public remains low, according to health officials.

“Monkeypox is of public health concern because the illness is similar to smallpox and can be spread from infected humans, animals, and materials contaminated with the virus,” according to health officials. “Monkeypox is less transmissible and usually less severe than smallpox.”

Symptoms

Symptoms of monkeypox usually begin one to two weeks after infection. They include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
  • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.

People with monkeypox may experience all or only a few of these symptoms. Most will develop the rash or sores.


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Zoiebowie

Completely preventable.


kettle

I know right? If only people followed basic safety and got the vaccines to prevent diseases, polio for example. Polio that is now making a comeback after 10 years and now young people will be learning all about iron lungs.


It’s sad but true, a long path to watch the anti-vax idiots darwin themselves like the dark ages.


Completely preventable, educated stupid the Herman Cain award is waiting..


Zoiebowie

So if I jump off a bridge am I going to wonder on the way down if the government put a net to catch me?

Or I could choose not to engage in risky behavior.


kettle

“So if I jump off a bridge” Education cures ignorance.


“Or I could choose not to engage in risky behavior.” Like going maskless during a airborne viral epidemic, see again: education.


Or not getting your child a polio vaccine, because iron lungs are real and the Herman Cain award is waiting, but someone did their research on facebook.


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Zoiebowie

Monkey Pox is not airborne.

It is affecting the gay community.

Hmmm?

Risky behavior?


commonsenseguy

You’re 100% correct. Too bad some deny the facts and science in the matter.


kettle

I never said otherwise.


Also “Risky behavior?” like driving without seatbelts or cutting concrete without a mask, these things can be mitigated with education and health care.


But you can dance about talking in implications and try and make it about something else if thats what you are into.