Los Angeles records 22 cases of monkeypox after the Pride event while health officials say the epidemic is rampant among gay communities.
‘Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recently identified cases were among homosexuals, bisexuals and other men who had sex with men who attended major events where there may have been exposure to monkeypox,’ the Department told the public of Los Angeles. Health in the statement.
The warning comes after a month of Pride celebrations in the city that included Pride in the park on June 11, a concert that attracted over 20,000 people and included a performance by Christine Aguilera, as well as a city parade held on June 12.
According to Los Angeles Times, thousands of people lined the city streets to celebrate the parade’s return after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
As of June 2, there have been only three cases of monkeypox in all of California, NBC News he said then.
According to the CDC, 51 cases of monkeypox have now been reported in California and 199 cases nationwide.
LA now offers the JYNNEOS vaccine to ‘individuals at higher risk of monkeypox’.
JYNNEOS is a vaccine used to treat smallpox and monkeypox that was first approved in the U.S. by the Federal Drug Administration in 2019.
New York City began introducing the vaccine in preparation for the Pride celebration last Thursday. There have been 35 cases reported in New York State.
Most of the early cases in the U.S. were in people who had just returned from a trip abroad. But the disease spread rapidly, especially among homosexuals.
Worldwide, health officials have already warned that there is an increase in cases of monkeypox in male gay and bisexual communities.
Smallpox – native to West Africa – has been discovered more than 3,000 times in 40 countries where it is not commonly found this year.
The map above shows the spread of monkeypox across the United States. The virus has now been detected in 24 states. Before, New York was the epicenter of the epidemic, but now it has been surpassed by California
The Los Angeles festivities are enjoying a pride parade earlier in June 2022. After the celebration, health officials warned that recent cases in the city were ‘identified among gays, bisexuals and other men having sex with men who attended major events’
Similar to New York, the city of Los Angeles offers the JYNNEOS vaccine ‘individuals at higher risk of apes’
The theme of this year’s pride parade in Los Angeles was ‘Love Your Pride’
Tropical disease is primarily spread by physical contact with an infectious rash, but in rare cases it can also be transmitted by ‘permanent’ face-to-face contact.
Many patients have a rash on the genital area and anus as the first warning sign, before the disease spreads to the rest of the body.
It can take up to four weeks to recover from the disease, and most cases are mild and go away on their own.
Someone stays contagious until their rash spills over and eventually falls off.
In May 2022, he was Andy Seale, World Health Organization Strategy Advisor quoted as he said it is important for people to celebrate Pride events as normal.
He said: ‘It’s important that people who want to go out and celebrate gay pride, LGBTQ + pride, keep planning.’
Seale also said: ‘Since this is not a gay disease, the routes of transmission are common to all. The advice is pretty much the same for all people. ‘
Also in May 2022, Dr. David Heymann, who previously headed the WHO Emergency Department, told the Associated Press that the leading theory explaining the spread of the disease was sexual transmission on raves held in Spain and Belgium.
‘We know that monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions of someone who is infected, and sexual contact now seems to have intensified that transmission,’ Heymann said.
Smallpox is not easily transmitted from person to person and requires the exchange of body fluids or prolonged exposure to someone who already has the virus.
No deaths have been reported in the midst of monkeypox outbreaks in Europe and the United States in 2022.
Just days before the start of the Pride event in New York, ‘endangered’ homosexuals and bisexual men were offered a vaccine
This week, the WHO did not declare the monkeypox a global health emergency, but said the situation would be reconsidered next month.
The United States is stepping up testing for monkeypox in a bid to speed up the diagnosis
The Biden administration began sending tests for monkeypox to commercial laboratories, in an attempt to speed up the diagnosis of suspicious infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sends swabs to laboratories including Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and Sonic Healthcare.
It is said that this will significantly expand the nation’s capacity for testing for monkeypox.
Previously, testing was largely limited to public health laboratories, which together have a capacity of about 8,000 tests per week.
‘All Americans should be concerned about monkeypox cases,’ Health and Human Services Minister Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
‘Fortunately, we currently have tools to fight and treat cases in America.
‘By dramatically expanding the number of testing sites across the country, we are enabling anyone who needs to be tested to do so.’
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was deeply concerned about the epidemic.
‘I am deeply concerned about the outbreak of monkeypox, this is clearly a growing health threat that my colleagues and I in the WHO Secretariat are following very closely,’ Tedros said.
The label ‘global emergency’ currently only refers to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to eradicate polio, and the UN agency has departed from its application to the monkeypox outbreak following advice from a meeting of international experts.
New York health officials were convicted of ‘last-minute’ introduction of the monkeypox vaccine just two days before Pride’s city weekend on Friday – as many visitors were turned down on the second day of vaccination.
Last Thursday, the city became the first in the U.S. to start offering a sting to the ‘most vulnerable’ homosexuals or bisexual men.
But within three hours of starting the plant he was forced to suspend visits due to ‘high demand’ and all appointments were well booked until Monday.
At least 100 men stood in line for the sting last Thursday morning, and many had no reservations and did not arrive until two hours before the clinic opened. But all entries were denied and they were told to check online for new seats.
Chris LeBron, a Democratic candidate for the New York State Assembly, condemned the ‘pop-up’ vaccination and City Health Commissioner Dr Ashwin Vasan for failing to show up to oversee the vaccination.
Men waiting for vaccinations today said it was ‘ridiculous’ that only 1,000 doses were available in the city of eight million. Others criticized health officials for giving ‘contradictory’ information on how to get a sting.
Many of those who received the vaccine today expressed relief, saying they will now be able to safely enjoy the Pride weekend – which is expected to attract more than two million people. One man even left the clinic and said to a friend, ‘We can hang out tonight!’
No deaths have been reported in the midst of the 2022 outbreak, but health officials warn it could spill over to more vulnerable populations if the epidemic is not contained.
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