Monkeypox

2nd Probable Case of Monkeypox Reported in Illinois, Health Officials Say – NBC Chicago

The first probable case of monkeypox has been detected in DuPage County, health officials announced Friday, which would make it the third reported in Illinois. The case was found in a man who had traveled internationally in the past month to a country which has also reported monkeypox infections recently, the DuPage County Health Department …

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Patient 4, a man treated for monkeypox in London in 2019, appeared to make a full recovery from the virus but suffered a post-sex relapse six weeks after being given the all-clear, testing positive for the virus 70-plus days after initially falling ill.  This chart tracks his PCR results for monkeypox using blood (red), throat swabs (green), urine (yellow), and lesions (black) over time.  It also shows how long he suffered from the initial monkeypox rash (dotted line)

One previous UK patient had monkeypox in body for 76 days

Monkeypox may be able to linger in the body for 10 weeks — even after the tell-tale rash has disappeared, scientists say. Experts don’t believe patients can be contagious for that length of time but say that remains the ‘big unanswered question’. The findings are from an analysis of the UK’s seven previous cases, which …

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