Early warning signs of illness, tuttavia, are less common in the current outbreak compared with “tipico” monkeypox. In about 2 nel 5 casi, the illness started with the rash — but no reported prodromal symptoms such as chills, headache or malaise. Di 2 nel 5 cases also did not report fever.
The authors of the report emphasize that anyone with a rash consistent with monkeypox should be tested for the virus, regardless of their sexual or gender identity or the presence of other symptoms.
Among those cases for which data was available, fewer than 1 nel 10 (8%) needed hospitalization due to monkeypox. No deaths were reported.
Of those for whom vaccination status was available, 14% had gotten a vaccine for smallpox, Compreso 3% who had gotten one dose of Jynneos during this outbreak. At least one person with monkeypox had symptoms more than three weeks after their first dose of the Jynneos vaccine.
UN “substantial proportion” of monkeypox cases have been reported among people with HIV, who may be at higher risk of severe illness. More analysis of this group is underway, Secondo il centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie.
The agency says it is “continually evaluating new evidence and tailoring response strategies as information on changing case demographics, clinical characteristics, transmission, and vaccine effectiveness become available.”