County confirmed its first case of monkeypox, Commissioner of Well being Dr. Carol
Smith stated Saturday in a information launch.
stated that the county has “been monitoring
the unfold of monkeypox instances in New York State” and inspired at-risk
populations to get the Jynneos vaccine.
“Now we have
been engaged in a public consciousness marketing campaign to share details about
monkeypox by way of social media and public service bulletins. We even have
entry to therapy by way of the State for extreme instances. For those who imagine you
have been uncovered to monkeypox , contact a healthcare supplier. Medical
suppliers ought to attain out to the Ulster County Division of Well being if a
suspected case of monkeypox involves their consideration.”
Monkeypox facts from the Ulster County Department of Health:
symptoms can include:
- Rashes, bumps or blisters on or
around the genitals or in other areas like hands, feet, chest or face.
- Flu-like symptoms, such as
fever, headache, muscle aches, chills and fatigue. These symptoms may
occur before or after the rash appears, or not at all.
New York State guidelines limit Monkeypox vaccine eligibility to individuals
who meet the following criteria:
- Individuals with recent
exposure to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
- Those at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox,
including gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender
non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with
men and who have engaged
- in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past
14 days areas where monkeypox is spreading.
- Individuals who have had skin-to-skin
contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity.