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    poq@poqsec

    Where would one in #louisiana or #neworleans go to be tested for #monkeypox if regular practitioners and urgent care say they can’t test for it?
    @LADeptHealth @CityOfNOLA @wdsu @mayorcantrell @TheLensNOLA

    1:15 AM · Jul 5, 2022·Twitter for iPhone



    poq@poqsec·9h

    Replying to@poqsec

    Hey@Monkeypoxtally
    could you retweet this or at least tweet the same question to those accounts and any relevant to help get eyes on the horrible state of testing and civic awareness of the #monkeypox pandemic in #louisiana and #neworleans / #nola ?



    poq@poqsec·9h

    Replying to@poqsec

    Not to mention @WHO and @CDCgov you’re really dropping the ball on this. By WHO’s own “Pandemic Phases” (cite: https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143061/… ) #monkeypox is already a pandemic as we’re quantifiably in Phase 6.

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
    THE WHO PANDEMIC PHASES
    The WHO pandemic phases were developed in 1999 and revised in 2005. The phases are applicable to the entire world and provide a global framework to aid countries in pandemic preparedness and response...



    poq@poqsec·9h

    Cc:@Monkeypoxtally

    useful info and resource there, hit the wrong reply thread. By definition this is a second ongoing pandemic (see link above)



    poq@poqsec·7h

    Replying to@poqsec

    Thank you @UnknownOutrider @zeopanonica and @Monkeypoxtally for helping with the signal boost, #neworleans & Louisiana are so impoverished & backwards on education and available healthcare that this needs all the attention it can get before we become a hotspot like we did w covid


    poq@poqsec·7h

    And while we can save as many long term problems and lives (state leads nation in obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other at risk health issues)

    https://twitter.com/poqsec/status/1544203175456083969

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    Louisiana health officials address ongoing outbreak of Monkeypox in other states

    by: Raychelle Riley

    Posted: Jun 8, 2022 / 10:21 PM CDT

    Updated: Jul 4, 2022 / 02:31 PM CDT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– As new Moneypox cases are being discovered in Texas and Florida, Louisiana health officials are saying they wouldn’t be surprised if the outbreak makes its way to Louisiana.

    “Louisiana has not one (of the states where cases were found) yet, but I would expect that to change at some point because it’s out there for sure,” stated Louisiana Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter.

    Monkeypox, now a national buzzword, is beginning to draw the attention of many individuals on a local level.

    ... Though it could soon make its way to Louisiana, Dr. Kanter says there’s no need for concern.

    “This is something to be aware of. It’s something to follow the news. It’s not something to freak out or panic about. This is not COVID. This is not a global pandemic. This doesn’t spread nearly as easily as COVID does. This is not nearly as serious or potentially fatal as COVID is,” Dr. Kanter explained.

    Ochsner Vice President of Medical Affairs Ralph Dauterive said health officials have been monitoring the area and testing for the virus.

    “We report any time we’re testing for that, or if it’s positive or suspect that it gets reported to the state health agencies so that, you know, we’re keeping track of that type of thing,” he said.

    Doctors added that it’s important to be aware of the symptoms.

    https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/hea...-other-states/


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    • #3
      Shreveport doctor speaks on monkeypox symptoms, how it’s spread

      Published: May. 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM UTC

      By Tayler Davis

      FULL INTERVIEW
      https://www.ksla.com/2022/05/26/shre...ow-its-spread/

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.nola.com/gambit/news/the...7802d2213.html


        Monkeypox hits New Orleans
        BY SARAH RAVITS Jul 6, 2022 - 4:00 pm

        Multiple health care sources told Gambit Wednesday at least one person who has traveled to New Orleans had the monkeypox virus, and state health officials are warning that anyone who thinks they may have been exposed should refrain from “intimate or close personal contact and seek medical attention.”

        Several of these sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said as many as two people were treated in a local hospital for likely monkeypox infections. But Aly Neel, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health said there are no known infections among residents, though it is “likely already circulating” in the state and to exercise caution.

        “We are aware Louisiana residents who have been exposed in other states, as well as at least one out-of-state resident with a likely case who spent time in Louisiana,” she told Gambit. She was unable to confirm if the infected person or persons were treated New Orleans, citing the need to protect for identity.

        But with cases of monkeypox virus spreading across the country, doctors and health officials in New Orleans were already bracing for what appears to be an inevitable outbreak...

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        • #5
          LDH identifies first monkeypox case in a Louisiana resident

          Anyone with concerns that they have been exposed or infected should seek medical attention


          July 07, 2022

          The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting the first detected case of monkeypox infection in a Louisiana resident. This individual is from LDH Region 1 (Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard). In addition, an out-of-state resident visiting Louisiana also tested positive for monkeypox. No further information will be shared about these cases to protect the patients’ privacy.

          LDH will hold a technical briefing for media this afternoon to discuss monkeypox in Louisiana. Additional details are forthcoming.

          There are likely more undiagnosed human cases of monkeypox existing in Louisiana than have been formally tested and identified to date.

          LDH is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the patients’ healthcare providers to identify and notify individuals in Louisiana who may have been in contact with the patients while they were infectious. LDH has kept providers in Louisiana up to date, urged providers to be on the lookout for symptoms in patients, and shared specific monkeypox reporting and specimen submission guidance.

          Since May 2022, 605 monkeypox cases have been identified in 36 states. Globally, more than 7,200 cases have been reported from 54 countries; the case count continues to rise daily. Information about international cases is available from the World Health Organization and information about U.S. cases is available from the CDC. There have been no deaths in the U.S. to date.

          What is monkeypox?

          Monkeypox is a potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with chickenpox. Most infections last two to four weeks.

          How is monkeypox spread?

          Monkeypox spreads in different ways. Monkeypox virus is most often spread through direct contact with a rash or sores of someone who has the virus.

          It can also spread through contact with clothing, bedding and other items used by a person with monkeypox, or from respiratory droplets that can be passed through prolonged face-to-face contact, including kissing, cuddling or sex.

          It is also possible for people to get monkeypox from infected animals, either by being scratched or bitten by the animal or by eating meat or using products from an infected animal.

          People who do not have monkeypox symptoms cannot spread the virus to others.

          According to the CDC, early data suggest that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men make up a high number of cases. However, anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk.

          What should individuals with concerns do?

          People can take basic steps to prevent the spread of monkeypox. Anyone with concerns that they have been exposed or infected should refrain from intimate or close personal contact and seek medical attention. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can visit a parish health unit near you. Standard household cleaners and detergents are effective at cleaning environmental surfaces and linens.

          If you are waiting for test results, follow the same precautions.

          If your test is positive, stay isolated until your rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

          What are the symptoms of monkeypox?

          Symptoms of monkeypox can include:
          • Fever
          • Headache
          • Muscle aches and backache
          • Swollen lymph nodes
          • Chills
          • Exhaustion
          • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals or anus
          Sometimes people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash. Some cases in the current U.S. outbreak have experienced only isolated rashes in the genital region or other body parts.

          For more information
          https://ldh.la.gov/news/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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            • #7
              LDH identifies two more monkeypox cases in Louisiana residents

              Anyone with concerns that they have been exposed or infected should seek medical attention


              July 12, 2022

              Baton Rouge, La. (July 12, 2022) — The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting two new cases of monkeypox infection in Louisiana residents. Both individuals are from LDH Region 1 (Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard). No further information will be shared about these cases to protect the patients’ privacy.

              This brings the total number of monkeypox cases in Louisiana residents to three. Last week LDH identified its first monkeypox case in a Louisiana resident, also in Region 1.


              There are likely more undiagnosed human cases of monkeypox in Louisiana than have been formally tested and identified to date.


              LDH is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the patients’ healthcare providers to identify and notify individuals in Louisiana who may have been in contact with the patients while they were infectious. LDH has kept providers in Louisiana up to date, urged providers to be on the lookout for symptoms in patients, and shared specific monkeypox reporting and specimen submission guidance.

              Since May 2022, 866 monkeypox cases have been identified in 40 states and Washington, D.C. Globally, 9,647 cases have been reported from 63 countries; the case count continues to rise daily. Information about international cases is available from the World Health Organization and information about U.S. cases is available from the CDC.

              There have been no deaths in the U.S. to date.

              What is monkeypox?
              Monkeypox is a potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with chickenpox. Most infections last two to four weeks.

              How is monkeypox spread?
              Monkeypox spreads in different ways. Monkeypox virus is most often spread through direct contact with a rash or sores of someone who has the virus.

              It can also spread through contact with clothing, bedding and other items used by a person with monkeypox, or from respiratory droplets that can be passed through prolonged face-to-face contact, including kissing, cuddling or sex.

              People who do not have monkeypox symptoms cannot spread the virus to others.

              According to the CDC, early data suggest that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men make up a high number of cases. However, anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk.

              What should individuals with concerns do?
              People can take basic steps to prevent the spread of monkeypox. Anyone with concerns that they have been exposed or infected should refrain from intimate or close personal contact and seek medical attention. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can visit a parish health unit near you. Locate a parish health unit in your area at ldh.la.gov/phu

              If you are waiting for test results, follow the same precautions.

              People with monkeypox who do not require hospitalization should be isolated at home.

              What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
              Symptoms of monkeypox can include:
              • Fever
              • Headache
              • Muscle aches and backache
              • Swollen lymph nodes
              • Chills
              • Exhaustion
              • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals or anus
              Sometimes people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash. Some cases in the current U.S. outbreak have experienced only isolated rashes in the genital region or other body parts.

              For more information:https://ldh.la.gov/news/monkeypox712
              "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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              • #8
                LDH identifies 3 more monkeypox cases in Louisiana residents, bringing case total to 6

                Department will update new monkeypox dashboard daily


                July 15, 2022

                The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting three new cases of monkeypox infection in Louisiana residents. All individuals are from LDH Region 1 (Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard). No further information will be shared about these cases to protect the patients’ privacy.

                This brings the total number of monkeypox cases in Louisiana residents to six.


                Starting today, LDH will provide updates on detected monkeypox cases in Louisiana residents on its website: ldh.la.gov/monkeypox. The Department will update its monkeypox dashboard daily at noon, except for weekends and state holidays.

                There are likely more undiagnosed human cases of monkeypox in Louisiana than have been formally tested and identified to date.

                LDH is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the patients’ healthcare providers to identify and notify individuals in Louisiana who may have been in contact with the patients while they were infectious. LDH has kept providers in Louisiana up to date, urged providers to be on the lookout for symptoms in patients, and shared specific monkeypox reporting and specimen submission guidance.

                Since May 2022, 1,470 monkeypox cases have been identified in 44 states and Washington, D.C. Globally, more than 11,689 cases have been reported from 65 countries; the case count continues to rise daily. Information about international cases is available from the World Health Organization and information about U.S. cases is available from the CDC.

                There have been no deaths in the U.S. to date.

                ...

                https://ldh.la.gov/news/monkeypox715
                "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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                • #9
                  Total Louisiana Infections
                  13

                  New Louisiana Infections
                  6

                  Cases reported through July 19, 2022

                  https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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                  • #10
                    Total Louisiana Infections
                    16

                    New Louisiana Infections
                    3

                    Cases reported through July 20, 2022

                    https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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                      • #12
                        Total Louisiana Infections
                        17

                        New Louisiana Infections
                        1

                        Cases reported through July 21, 2022

                        https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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                        • #13
                          Total Louisiana Infections
                          21

                          New Louisiana Infections
                          4

                          Cases reported through July 22, 2022

                          https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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                          • #14
                            MONKEYPOX INFORMATION
                            ...

                            Total Louisiana Infections
                            49

                            New Louisiana Infections
                            11

                            Cases reported through August 1, 2022

                            ...

                            https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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                            • #15
                              MONKEYPOX OVERVIEW
                              ...
                              Total Louisiana Infections
                              74

                              New Louisiana Infections
                              5

                              Cases reported through August 5, 2022

                              ...

                              https://ldh.la.gov/page/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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