【The Epoch Times, August 6, 2022】(The Epoch Times reporterYang QingqingReported by Vancouver, Canada)As of August 4, 2022, there were 81 cases of monkeypox in B.C., according to data released by the B.C. Centers for Disease Control. Vancouver Coastal Health has 69 cases, Fraser Health has six cases and Vancouver Island Health has six cases. Currently, no cases have been recorded in the Inland Health District and the Northern Health District.
Health Canada has stockpiled limited quantities of smallpox vaccine, and B.C. has received 14,480 doses for outbreak control.to2022year7moon25On the day, high-risk individuals have been injected7,200dose of vaccine。
British Columbia iswith the CommonwealthWorking closely with provincial partners to stop monkeypoxspread.The B.C. Centers for Disease Control said that the average B.C.peoplePlaceRisk to face is considered low。
route of infection
Monkeypox can be transmitted from animals to humans, from humans to humans, and through contact with contaminated materials.
• Monkeypox can be spread through contact with sores and objects such as sheets or towels that contain monkeypox virus, or through close contact with monkeypox patients through inhalation of their coughs and sneezes.
• Monkeypox is not transmitted through sexual contact and is not a sexually transmitted disease, but it can be transmitted through close physical contact.
If you have been exposed to the virus
• Public health is following up with all known contacts in the case.
• If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or suspected of monkeypox, keep an eye out for symptoms.
• Symptomsmay be approximately after exposure to the virus1to3Showed up last week.
If you feel unwell
• Contact your healthcare provider to arrange for a test. If you have been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected monkeypox, notify your healthcare provider.
• Stay home and self-isolate until you see a healthcare worker.Try to keep your distance from people you live with and do not share supplies such as towels, clothing, or sheets and pillows.
• If possible, ask other householders, family members or friends to help take care of pets to avoid spreading monkeypox to animals.
Symptoms can persist2to4week, appears in two phases.
Stage 1 symptoms can include:
• severe headache
swollen lymph nodes•back pain•Muscle pain•tiredness or collapse• Other less common symptoms may include sore throat, cough, nausea or vomiting andstomachdiarrhea
The symptoms of the second stage are generally the same as those of the first stage.1to5Days later.
Stage 2 symptoms can include:
• A rash that usually starts on the face or legs and arms and can affect other parts of the body such as the hands, feet, mouth and genitals.
• Monkeypox sores generally persist2to3Over the weeks, the appearance will change, from raised dots to small fluid-filled blisters, which gradually scar and then fall off.
Some people have different symptoms. For example, they may have sores without the first symptoms, or they may only develop sores in one or several places on the body.◇
Responsible editor: Li Ying