The first monkey case in North Carolina

According to the North Carolina Department of Health, the first case of monkey flu was reported in North Carolina. Authorities did not disclose where the monkey flu case was reported, but said it was not in the Charlotte area. However, according to the NCDHHS, it is a serious viral disease that is usually associated with flu-like symptoms, lymph node inflammation, and initially fluid-filled bumps. Healthcare professionals said the disease could be mistaken for a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes, or varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last for two to four weeks. The NCDHHS works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, relevant local health authorities, and patient care providers to identify people who have been in contact with a patient and inform them if they have an infection. Monkeys usually spread by skin-to-skin contact. The person is currently in home isolation. To protect patients’ privacy, no further information about this case will be shared. “The cases of monkey flu are increasing in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Jack Moore, state epidemiologist and head of the epidemiology department. “Although this is the first confirmed case in North Carolina, we know that there may be other cases in the state.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports the first case of monkey flu in North Carolina.

Authorities did not disclose where the monkey flu case was reported, but said it was not in the Charlotte area.

Chickenpox is a rare but serious viral disease that usually involves fever-like symptoms, such as swelling and rash of the lymph nodes, which are initially accompanied by fluid-filled bumps, according to the NCDHHS.

Healthcare professionals said the disease could be mistaken for a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes, or varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last for two to four weeks.

The NCDHHS works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, relevant local health authorities, and patient care providers to identify people who have been in contact with a patient and inform them if they have an infection.

Monkeys usually spread by skin-to-skin contact. The person is currently in home isolation. To protect patients’ privacy, no further information about this case will be shared.

“The cases of monkey flu are increasing in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Jack Moore, state epidemiologist and head of the epidemiology department. “Although this is the first confirmed case in North Carolina, we know that there may be other cases in the state. Doctors are advised to consider this in people with a rash or skin ulcers. It looks like monkey disease. “

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