Monkeypox

Magers Health and Wellness Center is closely monitoring monkeypox and is collaborating on this health concern with the Greene County Health Department. Magers has the ability to test for monkeypox if it is indicated by a physician. Monkeypox vaccine is not currently available onsite. Magers has the ability to coordinate with Greene County Health Department to provide vaccination if medically indicated.  

Symptoms:
  • Early flu-like symptoms can include:
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Muscle aches and backache
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Chills
    • Exhaustion
  • A rash or sores, sometimes located on or near the genitals or anus, but sometimes in other areas like the hands, feet, chest, or face (sores will go through several stages before healing)
  • Sores may be inside the body, inclusing the mouth, vagina, or anus
  • Some people experience a rash or sores first, followed by other symptoms and some only experience a rash or sores
  • Monkeypox can be spread from the time symptoms start until all sores have healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed (this can take several weeks)
Monkeypox Prevention:
  • Avoid contact with a person with a known monkeypox case or those individuals' unknown to you that may lead to an exposure
  • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox
    • Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with monkeypox
    • Do not kiss, hug, cuddle or have sex with someone with monkeypox
  • Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used
    • Do not share eating utensils or cups with a person with monkeypox
    • Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with monkeypox
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating or touching your face and after you use the bathroom
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