New York City Reports First Suspected Monkeypox Case As WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting
BREAKING: Two Confirmed Cases of Monkey Pox in The United States, More Around The Globe … Next Pandemic? Lockdowns?
Tyler Durden with Zerohedge reports:
Officials in New York City say they are monitoring the state’s first suspected case of Monkeypox in a patient receiving care at Bellevue Hospital, where preliminary tests have been performed to confirm the disease, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The disease was also reported on Friday by Germany, Australia, France and Belgium, while two cases were confirmed in Canada.
Monkeypox causes a contagious rash similar to chickenpox in humans, and is spread through close contact. Symptoms, which usually appear within the first five days of infection, include muscle aches, chills, fever, swollen glands, exhaustion – and of course, pustules.
The mortality rate for monkeypox ranges from 1% to 15%, and is endemic in three countries; the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and the Central African Republic. The first reported case detected in the UK had traveled to Nigeria, after which they returned with a rash, according to the WHO.