Sumary of US is hit by MONKEYPOX: Maryland patient tests positive for the rare virus after a trip to Nigeria:
- A Maryland resident has tested positive for the rare virus monkeypox after a recent trip to Nigeria.
- The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) says the patient has not been hospitalized and is currently recovering in isolation with mild symptoms.
- No details are available regarding the resident’s name, age, sex, where he or she lives, and where he or she traveled to in Nigeria.
- Currently, health officials say that the general public does not need to take any special precautions.
- A Maryland resident traveling back to the United States from Nigeria has been confirmed to be infected with monkeypox.
- Pictured: Skin lesions, which are are a common symptom of monkeypox The unnamed resident is currently recovering in isolation with mild symptoms and has not been hospitalized.
- The virus can cause skin spots, which then turn to blisters and can take weeks to clear up (above)’Public health authorities have identified and continue to follow up with those who may have been in contact with the diagnosed individual,’ Dr Jinlene Chan, deputy secretary for public health at MDH, said in a statement.
- ‘Our response in close coordination with (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) officials demonstrates the importance of maintaining a strong public health infrastructure.