At Least 30 Children Are Infected With Monkeypox in the US

At Least 30 Children Are Infected With Monkeypox in the US

Monkeypox continues to concern people across the US and other countries, and for pretty good reasons. Less than two weeks ago, we spoke about the first pediatric case of infection with the disease in New York State. Even canine monkeypox was identified, as another article from our publication revealed a few days earlier. now reveals that according to ABC News, as the latter cites state officials, a minimum of 31 children across 11 American states tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

There are nine cases of children infected with the viral disease only in Texas, as the state’s Department of State Health Services reports.

Back in late July, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the inevitable: monkeypox had become a public health emergency of international concern.

Dr. Robert Califf, the US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, explained, as CNN quotes in an article posted about a month ago:

In recent days, it’s become clear to all of us that given the continued spread of the virus, we’re at a critical inflection point, dictating the need for additional solutions to address the rise in infection rates,

The goal has always been to vaccinate as many people as possible.

The symptoms of monkeypox remain pretty much the same. If you’re dealing with rash, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, muscle aches, respiratory issues, and others, it could be because you’re infected with the viral disease. 

There are relatively simple methods to prevent an infection with the monkeypox virus. For instance, you can avoid handling blankets, clothes, sheets, or other materials that you suspect to have come in contact with a person who might be infected with the disease. After and if you come in contact with an infected person, it’s always a great idea to wash your hands thoroughly using soap and water.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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