If you believe you have been exposed or may have Monkeypox, please call the Doc Shop at 913-362-0220 or your local health department.
To lower the risk, men who have sex with men can talk to their sex partners about monkeypox and watch for sores. Using a condom will reduce the chances of getting the sores in sensitive areas. Consideration should be to temporarily reduce the number of sexual partners or avoid riskier activities, such as anonymous sex and sex parties. Practicing good hygiene including handwashing helps.
Monkeypox in Kansas City-
One case was reported on June 18, 2022 in KC, MO. Another was reported in JOCO, KS on July 9. There are undoubtedly other unreported cases. MO now has 10 cases statewide (most in KC and St Louis).
For more information, or if you believe you have been exposed,
Call the DocShop 913-362-0220 or your local Health Department.
CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.
A severe case on the face.
These photos show Monkeypox sores in various stages. The sores are painful and may scar. In Africa, the illness has up to a 10% mortality rate, but in the US the mortality rate has been about 1%.