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    Monkeypox – August 16, 2022


    DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

    As of Aug. 10, DSHS has begun shipping an additional 16,340 vials of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine to local health departments and DSHS public health regions. The distribution is based on the number of people currently at the greatest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus.

    DSHS has also provided updated guidance to local health departments, including on the population eligible for vaccination. The guidance covers the federal announcement allowing providers to stretch the number of doses they have by giving a smaller amount of vaccine through a different injection method. This method may allow each vial to be used for up to five doses.

    ...
    Data updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
    PHR 1 2
    PHR 2/3 465
    PHR 4/5N 4
    PHR 6/5S 398
    PHR 7 97
    PHR 8 23
    PHR 9/10 2
    PHR 11 0
    Total 991
    <18 Years 5
    18-29 Years 276
    30-39 Years 431
    40-49 Years 181
    50-59 Years 83
    60+ Years 15
    Total 991
    Male 973
    Female 17
    Unknown 1
    Total 991


    Last updatedAugust 16, 2022


    https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#monkeypox
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      • #33
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        Monkeypox – August 23, 2022


        DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

        Monkeypox is a preventable disease, and people have an important role to play in stopping its spread. Most cases in Texas have spread through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. Risks include having sex, kissing or hugging someone with monkeypox or sharing cups, utensils, bedding or towels with them.

        Additionally, people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses. Also people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.

        If you were exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You may need to be tested. If you are sick with monkeypox, stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.
        ...
        PHR 1 2
        PHR 2/3 582
        PHR 4/5N 6
        PHR 6/5S 529
        PHR 7 128
        PHR 8 27
        PHR 9/10 3
        PHR 11 3
        Unknown 1
        Total 1,281
        <18 Years 5
        18-29 Years 363
        30-39 Years 550
        40-49 Years 225
        50-59 Years 117
        60+ Years 21
        Total 1,281
        Male 1252
        Female 27
        Unknown 2
        Total 1,281
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        Last updatedAugust 23, 2022


        https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#monkeypox

        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #34


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          Monkeypox Statements

          TXST Emergency Notification: Monkeypox Message, August 23, 2022


          Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

          The university has learned that an individual in our Texas State University community has tested positive for monkeypox. The individual lives off campus and will remain in isolation until the rash heals and is no longer contagious as recommended by CDC guidelines.

          The Hays County Local Public Health Department will conduct a case investigation and assist in identifying and contacting close contacts of the positive case.

          While the risk of exposure to Texas State campuses remains low, this notice is being sent to comply with requirements of the Clery Act. The university will carefully analyze any subsequent or additional monkeypox reports on a case-by-case basis and will issue additional notices only if other significant factors warrant such notification.

          https://www.healthcenter.txst.edu/se...monkeypox.html
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #35
            Posted: Aug 23, 2022 / 02:41 PM CDT
            Updated: Aug 23, 2022 / 02:47 PM CDT

            by: Abigail Jones

            SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Texas State University confirmed a monkeypox case within their community on Tuesday.

            TXST said in an email that the individual who tested positive lives off campus and will remain in isolation until the rash heals and is no longer contagious, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

            The Hays County Local Public Health Department will investigate and assist in identifying and contacting close-contacts of the case.

            TXST said the risk of exposure to campuses is low, but a notice was sent out to comply with requirements of the Clery Act. The university said in an email that it will carefully analyze any subsequent or additional monkeypox reports on a case-by-case basis and will issue additional notices only if other significant factors warrant such notification.

            https://www.kxan.com/news/local/san-...onkeypox-case/

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            • #36
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              Monkeypox – August 26, 2022


              DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

              Monkeypox is a preventable disease, and people have an important role to play in stopping its spread. Most cases in Texas have spread through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. Risks include having sex, kissing or hugging someone with monkeypox or sharing cups, utensils, bedding or towels with them.

              Additionally, people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses. Also people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.

              If you were exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You may need to be tested. If you are sick with monkeypox, stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

              DSHS news releases

              DSHS monkeypox information

              Data updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
              PHR 1 4
              PHR 2/3 642
              PHR 4/5N 8
              PHR 6/5S 596
              PHR 7 139
              PHR 8 28
              PHR 9/10 4
              PHR 11 4
              Unknown 1
              Total 1,426
              <18 Years 7
              18-29 Years 415
              30-39 Years 608
              40-49 Years 249
              50-59 Years 125
              60+ Years 22
              Total 1,426
              Male 1,392
              Female 33
              Unknown 1
              Total 1,426
              Monkeypox Vaccine Information


              The federal government has allocated JYNNEOS vaccine to Texas for the prevention of monkeypox. JYNNEOS is a two-dose vaccine, so half the doses must be reserved to give people a second dose 28 days after the first.

              DSHS has distributed vaccine to local health departments and DSHS public health regions based on the number of people currently at the greatest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus. DSHS has also provided updated guidance to local health departments, including on the population eligible for vaccination.

              July 23 14,780
              July 29 16,720
              August 15 25,100

              Please note that the federal government authorized a new way to administer the vaccine for most adults in early August that uses less vaccine per dose. Prior to that time, one vial contained one dose to be injected beneath the skin. In mid-August the allocation changed because each vial can now be used to inject five doses within the skin. The counts above reflect the number of doses at the time of the allocation to the state. Due to various factors, it may not be possible to get five doses out of every vial.

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              Last updatedAugust 26, 2022

              https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#monkeypox
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #37
                Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/lo...5-bf85794a8083

                Monkeypox case confirmed at Fort Bend ISD high school
                The student attends Ridge Point High School School. Contact tracing to identify potential exposures is underway.
                Author: Chloe Alexander
                Published: 7:50 PM CDT August 29, 2022
                Updated: 6:31 AM CDT August 30, 2022

                FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Fort Bend Independent School District reported a high school student has a confirmed case of monkeypox.

                The announcement was made Monday on the district's website.

                The student attends Ridge Point High School, officials said. Families and employees of the high school have been notified.

                The district said health officials are conducting contact tracing to identify any potential exposures based on proximity and will notify individuals directly if they are at risk...

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                Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/he...7-baec6470bcce

                Monkeypox case reported at school in north Houston, IDEA Public Schools confirms
                The case was reported at IDEA Hardy and IDEA officials say they'll notify anyone who may have been exposed.
                Author: Michelle Homer
                Published: 5:51 PM CDT August 29, 2022
                Updated: 6:11 PM CDT August 29, 2022

                HOUSTON — Officials with IDEA Public Schools reported a monkeypox case on a north Houston campus.

                The case was reported at IDEA Hardy on Little York. We are working to find out if the CDC has confirmed it.

                They didn't say if the case involved a student or a staff member and no other details were released. They provided the following statement...

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                • #38
                  Source: https://www.statnews.com/2022/08/30/...st-in-the-u-s/

                  Texas reports death tied to monkeypox, a first in the U.S.
                  By Andrew Joseph Aug. 30, 2022

                  Texas health officials on Tuesday reported the death of a person with monkeypox — what appears to be the first fatal case in the United States during the unprecedented global outbreak of the virus.

                  The unidentified person was a resident of Harris County, which is home to Houston, and was “severely immunocompromised,” according to the state health department. The agency released few other details — including the person’s sex and age — but said it was an adult.

                  The agency also said that the case remained under investigation to determine how monkeypox may have factored into the person’s death...

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                  • #39
                    Harris County Public Health

                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                    August 29, 2022

                    Harris County Resident with Severe Illnesses in Addition to Being
                    Presumptive Positive for Monkeypox Passes Away


                    Autopsy results will be available in the next few weeks

                    Harris County, TX – An adult with various severe illnesses who was also presumptive positive for
                    monkeypox died on August 28, 2022, at a Harris County hospital.

                    At this time, the patient’s cause of death is unknown. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is
                    collaborating with partners to determine what role, if any, monkeypox may have played in this person’s
                    death. An autopsy is in process, and the final report will be available in the next few weeks.

                    “We are sharing this information to err on the side of transparency and to avoid potential misinformation
                    about this case,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “The best way for us to fight this virus is
                    through vaccines. Our goal is still to get as many people who qualify vaccinated as quickly as possible
                    – I have always felt that vaccines are the key to reducing spread.”

                    The department has been collaborating with Harris Health System, the Centers for Disease Control and
                    Prevention (CDC), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on this case.

                    “We continue our work to control the monkeypox outbreak in our community and build a healthier and
                    stronger,” said Harris County HCPH Director Barbie Robinson.

                    No further information about the person will be shared at this time to respect the family’s privacy.

                    If you or a loved one is suspected of being exposed to monkeypox, please contact your healthcare
                    provider. If you have questions regarding monkeypox testing, vaccinations and other guidance, please
                    call the monkeypox hotline at (832) 927-0707 or visit the HCPH monkeypox guidance web page at
                    www.hcphtx.org/monkeypox.
                    ...

                    https://publichealth.harriscountytx....p4_4-aRA%3d%3d

                    https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Newsroom/Press-Releases



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                    Texas Confirms First Death of a Person with Monkeypox

                    News Release
                    Aug. 30, 2022



                    The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first death of a person diagnosed with monkeypox in Texas. The patient was an adult resident of Harris County who was severely immunocompromised. The case is under investigation to determine what role monkeypox played in the death.

                    “Monkeypox is a serious disease, particularly for those with weakened immune systems,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS Commissioner. “We continue to urge people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with the disease.”

                    People should contact their health care provider if they have fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash. People who are diagnosed with monkeypox should stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

                    For most people, infection with monkeypox is painful but not life threatening.

                    Monkeypox is a preventable disease that spreads through close contact with an infected person. There are things everyone should do to help prevent the spread of monkeypox:
                    • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.
                    • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses.
                    • Do not share cups, utensils, bedding or towels with someone who is sick.
                    • Stay home when you are sick.

                    People who have been exposed to a known case of monkeypox are eligible to be vaccinated against the disease. Some people at high risk of infection may also be eligible for vaccination. Health care providers with patients at high risk of severe illness should work with their local health department to facilitate administration of the JYNNEOS vaccine and treatment with the antiviral medication TPOXX.

                    DSHS is posting the latest information, guidance for the public, health care providers and others, and updating case counts at dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#monkeypox.

                    -30-


                    (News Media Contact: pressofficer@dshs.texas.gov)

                    https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news-aler...ith-monkeypox/
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #41
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                        Monkeypox – September 9, 2022


                        DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

                        Monkeypox is a preventable disease, and people have an important role to play in stopping its spread. Most cases in Texas have spread through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. Risks include having sex, kissing or hugging someone with monkeypox or sharing cups, utensils, bedding or towels with them.

                        Additionally, people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses. Also people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.

                        If you were exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You may need to be tested. If you are sick with monkeypox, stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

                        DSHS news releases

                        DSHS monkeypox information

                        Data updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
                        PHR 1 6
                        PHR 2/3 847
                        PHR 4/5N 11
                        PHR 6/5S 785
                        PHR 7 191
                        PHR 8 43
                        PHR 9/10 4
                        PHR 11 12
                        Total 1,899
                        <18 Years 12
                        18-29 Years 543
                        30-39 Years 802
                        40-49 Years 349
                        50-59 Years 158
                        60+ Years 35
                        Total 1,899
                        Male 1,848
                        Female 51
                        Total 1,899

                        Monkeypox Vaccine Information


                        The federal government has allocated JYNNEOS vaccine to Texas for the prevention of monkeypox. JYNNEOS is a two-dose vaccine, so half the doses must be reserved to give people a second dose 28 days after the first.

                        DSHS has distributed vaccine to local health departments and DSHS public health regions based on the number of people currently at the greatest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus. DSHS has also provided updated guidance to local health departments, including on the population eligible for vaccination.
                        July 23 14,780
                        July 29 16,720
                        August 15 25,100
                        Please note that the federal government authorized a new way to administer the vaccine for most adults in early August that uses less vaccine per dose. Prior to that time, one vial contained one dose to be injected beneath the skin. In mid-August the allocation changed because each vial can now be used to inject five doses within the skin. The counts above reflect the number of doses at the time of the allocation to the state. Due to various factors, it may not be possible to get five doses out of every vial.

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                        Last updated September 9, 2022

                        https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #42
                          Published: September 16, 2022, 7:16 PM

                          Re'Chelle Turner

                          FORT BEND COUNTY – Ridge Point High School, a Fort Bend ISD school, confirmed its second case of monkeypox among students on Thursday.

                          ... Dr. Luis Ostrosky is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Memorial Hermann Hospital and UT Health. He says it’s important for parents to talk about sexually transmitted infections, including monkeypox.

                          “I do think that teenagers are sexually active and they may be able to acquire it that way. What we know from this virus is that it is very hard for it to transmit in community settings or in larger settings, you really need that skin-to-skin contact for transmission or very prolonged contact in closed spaces,” Dr. Ostrosky said.

                          The district said they will continue to clean and disinfect all campuses to prevent any infectious disease. Some students say they are taking extra steps to protect themselves.

                          “My son wears his mask every day at school,” Sanchez said.

                          “I make sure that when I’m done doing something, I use hand sanitizer or I wash my hands, especially when I’m done using the restroom,” Zachery Mandiola said.

                          The district said they are working with the Fort Bend County Health Department.

                          https://www.click2houston.com/news/l...t-bend-county/

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                          • #43
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                            Monkeypox – September 23, 2022



                            DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

                            Monkeypox is a preventable disease, and people have an important role to play in stopping its spread. Most cases in Texas have spread through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. Risks include having sex, kissing or hugging someone with monkeypox or sharing cups, utensils, bedding or towels with them.

                            Additionally, people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses. Also people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.

                            If you were exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You may need to be tested. If you are sick with monkeypox, stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

                            DSHS news releases

                            DSHS monkeypox information

                            Data updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
                            PHR 1 8
                            PHR 2/3 971
                            PHR 4/5N 12
                            PHR 6/5S 903
                            PHR 7 218
                            PHR 8 64
                            PHR 9/10 5
                            PHR 11 14
                            Total 2,195
                            <18 Years 15
                            18-29 Years 619
                            30-39 Years 929
                            40-49 Years 411
                            50-59 Years 183
                            60+ Years 38
                            Total 2,195
                            Male 2,135
                            Female 60
                            Total 2,195
                            Monkeypox Vaccine Information


                            The federal government has allocated JYNNEOS vaccine to Texas for the prevention of monkeypox. JYNNEOS is a two-dose vaccine, so half the doses must be reserved to give people a second dose 28 days after the first.

                            DSHS has distributed vaccine to local health departments and DSHS public health regions based on the number of people currently at the greatest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus. DSHS has also provided updated guidance to local health departments, including on the population eligible for vaccination.

                            July 23 14,780
                            July 29 16,720
                            August 15 25,100
                            September 15 30,000

                            Please note that the federal government authorized a new way to administer the vaccine for most adults in early August that uses less vaccine per dose. Prior to that time, one vial contained one dose to be injected beneath the skin. In mid-August the allocation changed because each vial can now be used to inject five doses within the skin. The counts above reflect the number of doses at the time of the allocation to the state. Due to various factors, it may not be possible to get five doses out of every vial.

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                            Last updated September 23, 2022

                            https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #44
                              Case of monkeypox confirmed at Killeen High School

                              By KWTX Staff
                              Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 5:09 PM CST

                              KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - The Bell County Health District on Wednesday, Oct. 19, notified parents with students enrolled at Killeen High School that a case of monkeypox was confirmed on campus.

                              “The individual has not been on our campus since October 5, 2022. The Bell County Health District notified us of this case on October 18, 2022,” the school district said.

                              “If there are any additional cases, we will share that information with you. The health district does not believe this case is widespread.”
                              ...
                              https://www.kwtx.com/2022/10/19/case...n-high-school/
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                              -Nelson Mandela

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                              • #45
                                Monkeypox – October 21, 2022


                                DSHS and local health departments are investigating cases of monkeypox that are part of an international outbreak. The disease, which can cause a serious skin rash, appears to be spreading largely via direct contact with the skin or saliva of an infected person. Most cases so far have been among men who have sex with men, so that population should be especially aware of the situation and take precautions to avoid direct contact with anyone with a rash.

                                Monkeypox is a preventable disease, and people have an important role to play in stopping its spread. Most cases in Texas have spread through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox. Risks include having sex, kissing or hugging someone with monkeypox or sharing cups, utensils, bedding or towels with them.

                                Additionally, people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact in large crowds where people are wearing minimal clothing, such as nightclubs, festivals, raves, saunas, and bathhouses. Also people should avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.

                                If you were exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You may need to be tested. If you are sick with monkeypox, stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

                                DSHS news releases

                                DSHS monkeypox information

                                Data updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
                                PHR 1 10
                                PHR 2/3 1,137
                                PHR 4/5N 13
                                PHR 6/5S 1,016
                                PHR 7 310
                                PHR 8 123
                                PHR 9/10 6
                                PHR 11 17
                                Total 2,632
                                <18 Years 17
                                18-29 Years 760
                                30-39 Years 1,107
                                40-49 Years 500
                                50-59 Years 205
                                60+ Years 43
                                Total 2,632
                                Male 2,553
                                Female 78
                                Unknown 1
                                Total 2,632
                                Monkeypox Vaccine Information


                                The federal government has allocated JYNNEOS vaccine to Texas for the prevention of monkeypox. JYNNEOS is a two-dose vaccine, so half the doses must be reserved to give people a second dose 28 days after the first.

                                DSHS has distributed vaccine to local health departments and DSHS public health regions based on the number of people currently at the greatest risk of being exposed to the monkeypox virus. DSHS has also provided updated guidance to local health departments, including on the population eligible for vaccination.

                                July 23 14,780
                                July 29 16,720
                                August 15 25,100
                                September 15 30,000

                                Please note that the federal government authorized a new way to administer the vaccine for most adults in early August that uses less vaccine per dose. Prior to that time, one vial contained one dose to be injected beneath the skin. In mid-August the allocation changed because each vial can now be used to inject five doses within the skin. The counts above reflect the number of doses at the time of the allocation to the state. Due to various factors, it may not be possible to get five doses out of every vial.


                                https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm
                                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                                -Nelson Mandela

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