MONKEYPOX IS GOING VIRAL: What You Need To Know!

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by Maggie Aime Maggie Aime, BSN, RN

Specializes in Freelance Writer, Utilization Review RN Consultant. Has 8 years experience.

31 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the United States as of June 6, 2022! Healthcare providers need to be vigilant and be able to identify the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, know how to care for patients, and take appropriate infection control measures to limit its spread.

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MEDFET, CNA

Specializes in CNA telemetry progressive care ICU. Has 10 years experience. 242 Posts

Feels like Deja Vu. Ground zero NY and SF BAY area. Northern lights. No running 💦 outhouse, Seven wonders include the northern lights. My bug out plan is Alaska. My nieghbor insists Norway instead of Middle East but I’m not buying that I think he maybe off on this one. Still waiting to see how fast numbers climb 

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gere7404

gere7404, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room, CEN, TCRN. Has 5 years experience. 658 Posts

I don’t think you need to bug out anywhere to avoid monkey pox 

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience. 2 Articles; 4,012 Posts

Let's all panic and have a zero-monkeypox policy, and lock people up in their homes. China is our role model!😷😷😷

HiddenAngels

HiddenAngels

Has 8 years experience. 546 Posts

27 minutes ago, Emergent said:

Let's all panic and have a zero-monkeypox policy, and lock people up in their homes. China is our role model!😷😷😷

oh no, no more

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,862 Posts

On 7/31/2022 at 2:37 PM, MEDFET said:

 Still waiting to see how fast numbers climb 

When this article was written less than two months ago there was 31 cases according to the original poster.  Monday 5,800 "probable or confirmed" cases were reported.

Certainly there is no room for panic, but three states have declared states of emergency to help with vaccines, contract tracing and prevention.

Because it's spreading amongst the homosexual male community fastest, trigger the bigots and ignorant and we as nurses can help with that.  Nurses can help prevent an illness from being political whose narrative is written by the medical establishment and not politicians.

Again, there is no room for panic and 5,800 cases out of over 300 million people is nothing.

Unfortunately you have ignorant politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene stating "I think we just have to reject it,  Of course, monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it. … It’s basically a sexually transmitted disease, so it doesn’t affect most of the population. People just have to laugh at it, mock it, and reject it … it’s another scam..."

On 6/9/2022 at 7:34 PM, gere7404 said:

Hey, never thought that smallpox vaccine the army made me get would be useful for anything! 
 

great write up, thanks for taking the time to make it.

well, it is useful against smallpox, methinks 😁

On 6/9/2022 at 1:18 PM, MEDFET said:

Around 2013 the CDC started stockpiling plasma that had the smallpox vaccine for any event of bioterriosm with new diseases coming forward and infecting population my age group did not have to require the smallpox vaccine however older groups had the vaccine that left a small scar on the arm. There are some interesting documents should be read and researched to investigate what is the governments concern in case of this breakout! https://www.CDC.gov/smallpox/clinicians/vaccines.html

https://bplplasma.com/specialty-programs/anti-smallpox

some people have pretty large, ugly smallpox vax scars

 

HiddenAngels

HiddenAngels

Has 8 years experience. 546 Posts

On 8/7/2022 at 11:31 PM, Kooky Korky said:

some people have pretty large, ugly smallpox vax scars

 

Yea my family says they used to not give you a choice whether or not you got the vaccines.