Florida has nearly 10% of all monkey pox cases

Monkeypox cases are on the rise in South Florida, and state health officials don’t see the outbreak slowing any time soon. Now Florida has nearly 10% of all cases in the United States. Florida Department of Health leaders said the monkeypox virus has been spreading in Florida for the past two months and now the highest concentration of the virus is in Broward County. Right now, there are 208 confirmed and probable cases in Florida. Palm Beach County is the only county in our area with these cases. Neighboring Broward County has 110 cases and there are 56 cases in Miami-Dade County. Health leaders believe this number of cases will only continue to rise as the virus spreads from one person to another. At present, the state has secured 25,000 doses of the two-dose monkeypox vaccine, which is available to people at high risk of infection. Tests are available in commercial labs. Fauci: Monkeypox should be taken more seriously “In terms of increase in the spread, we’ve been going on since mid-May,” said Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. “We’ve really seen an increase across the country and around the world and so it’s likely we’ll continue to see more and more cases and again, as I’ve said with a lot of the commercial testing available now, I’m still guessing. we will also be taking care of more cases The Florida Department of Health is working to get more doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the federal government and the worst affected areas, such as Broward County, are receiving the most doses as of now. Your health: This is what you need to know Anyone who has a suspicious rash or comes into contact with someone who is positive for monkey pox should contact their local health department.

Monkeypox cases are on the rise in South Florida and state health officials don’t see the outbreak slowing any time soon.

Now Florida has nearly 10% of all cases in the United States.

Florida Department of Health leaders said the monkeypox virus has been spreading in Florida for the past two months and the highest concentration of the virus is now in Broward County.

Right now, there are 208 confirmed and probable cases in Florida. Palm Beach County is the only county in our area with these cases. Neighboring Broward County has 110 cases and there are 56 cases in Miami-Dade County.

Health leaders believe this number of cases will only continue to rise as the virus spreads from one person to another. At present, the state has secured 25,000 doses of the two-dose monkeypox vaccine, which is available to people at high risk of infection. Tests are available from commercial labs.

Fauci: Monkeypox should be taken more seriously

“In terms of increase in spread, we’ve continued since mid-May,” says Dr. Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. “We’ve really seen an increase across the country and around the world and so it’s likely we’ll continue to see more and more cases and again, as I’ve said with a lot of the commercial testing available now, I’m still guessing. more. we will also accommodate more cases.

The Florida Department of Health is working to get more doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the federal government, and the worst-affected areas, such as Broward County, are receiving the most doses as of now.

Your health: This is what you need to know

Anyone who has a suspicious rash or comes into contact with someone who is positive for monkey pox should contact their local health department.

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