May 24, 2024

Monkeypox Cases Growing in Sedgwick County

The 2022 monkeypox outbreak in the United States is part of the larger outbreak of human monkeypox caused by the West African clade of the monkeypox virus. The disease can easily spread between two people as well as animals and humans. Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. As for some, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.

As of September 20, the Sedgwick County Health Department confirmed that there are now four monkeypox cases in the county. The updated current cases of monkeypox in the state of Kansas is 20.

The spread of Monkey Pox in the state of Kansas remains low compared to California’s rate having a stagger 5,278 case count

The most recognizable symptom now is a rash that can be irritating and itchy. However, monkeypox is rarely fatal only causing 22 deaths, representing a death rate of 0.04%.