“It definitely does concern me because everyone has this mindset that Covid is over, everyone is coming back, and it’s like all over," said Trenton Michael. "I feel like people are going to be more readily reckless.”
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"We need resources including contact tracing, therapeutics and of course, the vaccine - which is in high demand right now," she said. "We currently in the state have just over 7,600 doses of the vaccine."
While case numbers remain low in Michigan, they've doubled in the past week. On Thursday, the U.S. declared monkeypox a public health emergency.
The U.S. has declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans.
Two diseases that are usually dormant in the United States – monkeypox and polio – have been found in the country. How is this possible?
The state health department says it is currently investigating 23 cases in Michigan.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response.
So far, over 2,000 virus cases have been reported in the U.S. Symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, and bumps on parts of the body.
The Oakland County monkeypox task force will create communication, education, and vaccination plans for when the county has more doses.
Michigan has confirmed 19 cases of monkeypox since the outbreak of infections began.
The virus spreads through direct contact with infectious rashes and scabs, as well as bodily fluids.
Michigan is one of 34 states with known cases of the virus, which is believed to be from the same family as smallpox, but with milder symptoms.