Monkey Pox

Started by Alex, May 19, 2022, 08:56:02 PM

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Alex

Have you read about this ? at last count we had 9 cases in UK, they've now got it in France.  We do have a vaccine for it apparently, as it's been in Africa for years. 
I hope this doesn't become the new Covid  :rolleyes:

"Monkeypox causes fever symptoms as well as a distinctive bumpy rash. It is usually mild, although there are two main strains: the Congo strain, which is more severe – with up to 10% mortality- and the West African strain, which has a fatality rate in about 1% of cases."  No panic then !

Michael Rolls

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klondike

https://www.dw.com/en/explained-the-mysterious-monkeypox-outbreak-in-uk-europe/a-61859359

Extracts that suggest to me that this isn't another covid...

The cases registered in the United Kingdom have been reported as the West African strain, which is relatively mild compared to the Central African variant. The illness generally runs its course within three to four weeks. The West African strain is seldom deadly — and when it is, it's mostly in small children.

Human-to-human transmission of monkeypox requires close bodily contact. Often, the transmission chain is broken after a small number of individuals are infected.

According to British health authorities, the four infected individuals identified as gay or bisexual men. Still, many health experts in the UK have made clear that they have yet to see sufficient evidence to suggest human monkeypox is a sexually transmitted infection.

"Although the current cluster of cases is in men who have sex with men, it is probably too early to make conclusions about the mode of transmission or assume that sexual activity was necessary for transmission, unless we have clear epidemiological data and analysis," said Dr. Michael Skinner, a virology expert at Imperial College London.

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Diasi

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I just like the way the reports link monkeys with Africans.

Haven't they heard about political correctness.  :grin:

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Jacqueline

Wasn't this how Aids was supposed to have originally started something to do with monkeys? 

Flying Bomb

Betcha Mr. Smith, Brown, Tom, Dick or Harry aren't
bringing this virus into the country from Africa.
O, our wonderful multi cultural society.

Scrumpy




Transmission requires close bodily contact.. !!!


That rules me out then..  :smiley:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

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Flying Bomb

Quote from: Scrumpy on May 20, 2022, 06:27:32 PM


Transmission requires close bodily contact.. !!!


That rules me out then..  :smiley:


I don't know any monkeys to be in close bodily contact with !

Michael Rolls

well, the late Al Reed with his 'reet, munkey!'
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klondike

Quote from: Flying Bomb on May 21, 2022, 03:50:07 PM
I don't know any monkeys to be in close bodily contact with !

No need for monkeys

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10839877/Monkeypox-outbreak-Europes-biggest-100-cases-reported.html



The Gran Canarian pride festival attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife. Pictured, attendees at the event this month

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Scrumpy




A colourful tutu and a beard doesn't seem to work somehow.. :grin: :grin:
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Raven

You can say that again.  :boo:

klondike

Perhaps it will be adopted as police uniform for  the Jubilee.

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Alex

First Monkeypox case confirmed in Scotland.  Sturgeon will be looking forward to her daily press conferences no doubt  :grin: :grin: :grin: