Monkeypox case identified in El Paso County

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – A case of monkeypox has been identified in El Paso County, according to the county health agency.

El Paso County Public Health made the announcement Friday and said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the lead agency for this investigation as it relates to finding contracts associated with the case. There were 36 cases in Colorado in 2022 and most cases resolve on their own within four weeks.

“The individual risk to the public continues to be low. Monkeypox may begin with flu-like symptoms which may include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion,” reads a press release issued by Public Health. El Paso County. “Typically, a rash or skin bumps develop within one to three days of the onset of fever, often starting on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body. monkey can resemble syphilis, herpes, blisters or even acne.Anyone can contract monkeypox through close contact – including sexual contact – with someone infected with the virus. Brief interactions without physical contact are unlikely to result in transmission.

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A limited number of vaccination appointments are available, click here for the appointment request form. Eligible Coloradans include men ages 18 and older who are gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men who have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the past 14 days.

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