(TNZT-Detroit) – It’s a big step to keep communities safe.
“We are providing doses of the Jynneos vaccine to Detroiters who have been exposed to or suspect they have been exposed to Monkeypox,” said Dr. Claudia Richardson, director of the Detroit Health Department.
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DHD is working to spread the word about Monkeypox.
Detroit is responsible for 29% of infections in Michigan.
There are 65 known cases in the state.
Monkeypox is often identified by legions of blistering skin.
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But it can take three to four weeks for symptoms to appear.
“Don’t share eating utensils, towels, or clothing with someone who has monkey pox,” said Dr. Richardson.
The Detroit Department of Health and the Wayne HIV/STI Clinic are sites where you can get help.
Additional symptoms include:
- A fever
- Swollen lymph nodes
- muscle strain
- and respiratory problems
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