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More Cases of Monkey Pox Detected in Louisiana

Courtesy: LDH

MONKEY POX IN NW LA - The Louisiana Department of Health reported Thursday that two cases of the monkey pox have been discovered in Northwest Louisiana. This comes after the federal government declared a public health emergency last Thursday, the outbreak has infected more than 6,600 Americans.

As of now , the current count of Louisiana Monkey-pox cases is 74 with a majority of the infections in the New Orleans area. The virus is most often spread through close-direct contact with a rash or sores of someone who has the virus and can also spread through contact with clothing, bedding and other items used by an infected person.

Courtesy: LDH

Symptoms of monkey pox include Fever, Headache, Muscle aches and backache, Swollen lymph nodes, Chills, Exhaustion. A pimply or blister-like rash may appear on any part of the body. Treatments and vaccinations are available for monkey pox, and to learn more go to the Louisiana department of health’s website:


Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.