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third monkeypox case reported in Georgia after resident attends Chicago conference

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – The Georgia Division of Public Well being has confirmed a third case of monkeypox within the state of Georgia.

In keeping with GDPH, a metro Atlanta man was at a conference in Chicago and it’s believed that he contracted the virus there.

His case shouldn’t be associated to the 2 earlier Georgia instances which have been reported. The person is at the moment self-isolating and GDPH is doing contact tracing.

In keeping with Newsweek, a cluster of monkeypox instances has been linked to a Chicago conference referred to as Worldwide Mr. Leather-based. The conference attracts followers of bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism, and BDSM.

The conference passed off between Could 26 and 30. 5 instances have been linked to the conference — one Chicago resident and 4 individuals who attended from different states.

Monkeypox spreads via direct contact with physique fluids or sores on the physique of somebody who has monkeypox. It can be unfold via respiratory secretions when individuals have shut, face-to-face contact.

In keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management, 64 instances have been confirmed within the U.S. and greater than 1,600 instances have been reported worldwide, largely in Europe.

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