Coronavirus Report:  August 22, 2022

 By Marsha Mullings, MPH

USA

Cases: 93.6 million

Deaths: 1.04 million

Florida

Cases:  6.95 million

Deaths: 79,017

Update

  • Coronavirus cases continue to fall steadily across the US
  • Cases are falling in every state
  • New cases are falling across Florida
  • Cases in Florida have fallen 31% over the last two weeks
  • Deaths have decreased by 5% over the last two weeks in the state

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, visit www.FloridaHealth.org; nyt.com; www.coronavirus.jhu.edu;  www.cdc.gov;

   Other infectious disease note

Monkeypox – The Biden administration has declared Monkeypox a national health emergency as cases continue to rise rapidly across the US.

The Numbers:

* 41,358 cases reported in 94 countries

* 14,115 confirmed cases in the United States

* 1,529 confirmed cases in Florida

* 481 confirmed cases in Broward County

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that causes pox-like vesicles on the face, hands, and other parts of the body. The disease is spread by direct physical contact with someone who is infected with the disease. Anyone is at risk for Monkeypox.

 

Monkeypox symptoms

  • Rash – which may go through several stages, including scabs, before healing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Headache
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)

Monkeypox rashes may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.

An infected person may experience all or only a few symptoms.

For more information on Monkeypox, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

 

Polio

Polio has been diagnosed in an individual in New York. Additionally, poliovirus has been detected in the wastewaters in New York state.

The Florida Department of Health is beginning to put into place systems to increase surveillance for the virus in the state.

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus.

The virus spreads from person to person and can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body).

For more information on Polio, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/polio/what-is-polio/index.htm

 

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