The Ministry of Health said that Indonesia is currently (officially, at least) monkeypox-free after the sole patient in the nation made a full recovery.
After returning from a trip abroad, a 27-year-old man in Jakarta tested positive for the illness last week.
Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, the director of disease prevention and control for the ministry, stated yesterday that the first patient who tested positive for monkeypox had recovered after testing negative.
In addition, 38 probable instances of monkeypox have been found in Indonesia thus far, all of which were eliminated. With 24, Jakarta had the vast majority of suspected cases, followed by two each in Banten, West Java, Central Java, South Sulawesi, and Central Sulawesi.
It is clear that the ministry has taken care to keep quiet about monkeypox.
Last week, Indonesians shouldn’t worry too much about monkeypox, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated with a smile on his face, “You’d look ugly, undoubtedly, but at least you’ll survive.”
Lesions that resemble blisters and are typically concentrated in the vaginal region are one of the monkeypox symptoms that are most frequently observed. Other symptoms include spots, rashes, fever, muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue.
I got monkeypox at my first Pride party in years. The physical pain was excruciating — but the intrusive feelings of self-loathing were worse.
I was confined to my room for the whole of June due to COVID-19, a condition I had avoided up until this summer. Being diagnosed meant that, frustratingly, I had to spend almost the entire Pride Month alone in my New York City apartment, pacing. I changed my mind and chose to stay in.
Nothing was meant to get in my way this year, according to plan. I didn’t want to miss out on a third Pride celebration because of the pandemic’s beginning in 2020 and the 2021 Delta surge.
After testing COVID negative for three straight days after my week of fever, exhaustion, and chills, I made a beeline for a queer dance party in Manhattan on the final Sunday in June.
It was a wonderful evening. I was finally able to touch strangers again, and we could enjoy it after spending so many months being cautious, getting vaccinated and boosted, and taking the appropriate pandemic precautions (which, honestly, meant less dating). I danced, I made love, and I won. I ran into someone, and we slyly exchanged, “Your place or mine?”
Monkeypox reported at General Motors’ Wentzville plant, suspected at Flint Assembly
Management told staff on Friday, August 19 at the General Motors assembly facility in Wentzville, Missouri, close to St. Louis, that a coworker had tested positive for monkeypox.
Lamar Rucker, the plant’s executive director, wrote the following in a letter that a worker gave to the World Socialist Web Site:
To communicate transparently and respond to employee concerns, our leadership team wants to address a confirmed Monkeypox case in our plant. Here are the facts:
On Tuesday August 9, a 1st shift Trim employee did the right thing and promptly reported to his personal physician with symptoms.
Medical was notified and has been awaiting test results which have now been confirmed.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have thoroughly disinfecting the employee’s work area and Medical has assessed the risk in the employee’s work area. It was determined there was minimal contact and interaction with others therefore a low risk for workplace transmission per CDC guidelines. Cleaning supplies remain readily available for all employees.
The letter goes on to dismissively state: “Monkeypox is NOT a highly contagious disease. Long-term skin-to-skin contact is necessary for disease transmission; standard handshakes, fist bumps, etc. are not thought to pose a risk.
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