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Monkeypox has officially reached South Florida after second case reported

Public concerns rise after the second case of Monkeypox is found in Broward County

On Monday May 23rd in the afternoon, the Florida Department of Health stated that a second suspected case of monkeypox was found in Broward County. The patient is currently being held in isolation while the Department of Health in Broward reviews the issue. Sunday the day before marked the first potential case in South Florida, according to DOH-Broward. Both patients are currently in Broward County.

About Monkeypox

Monkeypox has flu-like symptoms that begin with a fever and chills, followed by a rash that spreads from the face to the rest of the body. The rash can spread to your palms, soles, and even your mouth. These rashes may be itchy, but they aren't always painful.

According to doctors, the illness is usually a minor problem for people, but it might take up to four weeks for the virus to completely disappear from the body.

A sick person blowing their nose while lying in bed.

Vaccines will be released soon

Monkeypox is typically common in West African countries, yet it has now spread to several other countries. As a preventative measure, the US announced that it would begin distributing vaccines against monkeypox. The vaccines will first go to the people who are most vulnerable to the infection.

Monkeypox can only be transferred through very close contact, according to medical experts, and the vaccine helps guard against it. To prevent the disease from spreading any further, they recommend constant monitoring and surveillance checks.

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