Monkeypox Found In Nashville
The first case of monkeypox has shown up in Tennnessee. According to the Metro Public Health Department in Nashville, a person came in to the health department after developing a rash. The person, who had recently traveled internationally, tested positive for monkeypox. The health department in Nashville is telling citizens to not panic, but be aware. They state that monkeypox is a relatively mild disease for most and cna be quite a long time for a person to not be contagious. Monkeypox is from the same family of viruses as smallpox, but is much milder and is rarely fatal. When the rash starts off, it’s like a little bump that then can become fluid-filled and then it also can have a depression in the middle of it and then it would form a scab. “Once that scab falls off, and there’s new skin underneath, that person is no longer infectious. That can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks for that to occur once the rash develops….Health experts say from the time of exposure to when the person becomes symptomatic could be anywhere from a week to up to 21 days.