More Cases of Monkey Pox Detected in Louisiana
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.
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: