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  • UT: 2022 Monkeypox

    Source: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/05/...tah-officials/


    Monkeypox in Utah: Officials report 2 suspected cases in Salt Lake County
    “Both individuals are in isolation and do not present a risk to the public,” officials advised.
    By The Salt Lake Tribune
    | May 23, 2022, 12:12 p.m.

    Two adults in the same Salt Lake County household are suspected to have monkeypox based on preliminary testing, Salt Lake County Health Department officials announced Monday morning.

    The two infected individuals traveled internationally earlier this month to an area “currently experiencing monkeypox cases” and became symptomatic afterward, officials said in a news release.

    “Both individuals are in isolation and do not present a risk to the public,” officials said in the release. “They are experiencing mild illness and are expected to recover fully.”...

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      Source: https://people.com/health/cdc-confir...in-insolation/

      CDC Confirms 2 Monkeypox Cases in Utah, Infected Individuals in Insolation
      The Salt Lake County Health Department initially reported two “probable” cases of the virus on Monday based on preliminary testing
      By Stephanie Wenger May 26, 2022 12:42 PM

      Two cases of monkeypox were confirmed in Salt Lake County, Utah on Wednesday.

      The Salt Lake County Health Department originally reported two "probable" cases of the virus based on preliminary testing on Monday.

      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnoses after additional testing, according to a press release from Salt Lake County.

      The two infected individuals — who live in the same household — are in insolation and "experiencing mild illness." There currently "do no present a risk to the public," health officials said.

      The Utah Department of Health and Human Exposure have contacted specific individuals "who had direct, close contact with the infected individuals during their infectious period," according to the press release.

      They had recently traveled "internationally earlier this month to an area currently experiencing monkeypox cases," the press release stated.

      RELATED: U.S. to Make Vaccines Available for Healthcare Workers Exposed to Monkeypox

      Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of Salt Lake County Health Department, said the pair went to a doctor on Friday and began isolation. Health officials then prior realized they had an orthopoxvirus — or a virus that contains monkeypox and smallpox, according to The Salt Lake Tribune...

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          Source: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2022/6/...h-cases-health

          There’s a third case of monkeypox in Salt Lake County. Here’s what you need to know
          By Lisa Riley Roche
          Jun 28, 2022, 5:06pm EDT

          There’s a third case of monkeypox in Utah.

          The case was confirmed last Friday in a Salt Lake County resident who, like the two previous cases identified in the county, became infected during international travel, the Salt Lake County Health Department said, adding that the person is in isolation and does not present a risk to the community.

          “Since this case was also acquired during international travel, it doesn’t really change the risk to Salt Lake County residents; we have not identified any local transmission,” Nicholas Rupp, county health department spokesman, told the Deseret News on Tuesday...

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          Source: https://kjzz.com/news/local/health-o...ravel-infected

          Health officials announce 4th confirmed monkeypox case in Utah
          by Kayla Winn, KUTVWednesday, June 29th 2022

          SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Health officials have confirmed the 4th confirmed case of monkeypox in Utah.

          According to a statement from SLCo Health Department, the infection was acquired during international travel. This individual had a handful of contacts before diagnosis and those exposed are aware and are monitoring themselves for symptoms.

          Experts said three of the confirmed cases were from Salt Lake County, and the fourth was confirmed in Utah County...
          Last edited by Shiloh; June 29, 2022, 05:17 PM.

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            Source: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2022/7/...n-sex-smallpox

            There’s more monkeypox in Utah. But how many cases depends who you ask
            By Lisa Riley Roche
            Jul 18, 2022, 7:34pm EDT

            The number of monkeypox cases in Utah continues to climb, but it’s not clear how many cases there have been so far.

            The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 13 monkeypox cases in Utah. But the Utah Department of Health and Human Services has recorded only 11 cases in the state — eight in Salt Lake County and one each in Utah and Davis counties, and the area served by the Weber-Morgan Health Department.

            Utah state epidemiologist Dr. Leisha Nolen said a similar difference in the count recently was due to a Utah resident being diagnosed with the virus in California, and California authorities alerting the CDC but not passing along the information to Utah.

            “That’s where the errors come in,” Nolen said. “We would like to have those updates, certainly if the person comes back to our state so we can make sure to connect with them, make sure they’re able to isolate and prevent the spread to other people, as well as find out if other people have been exposed.”...

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