(TUSEN-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.
READ MORE: Names of 2 men killed in South Haven plane crash released
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.
READ MORE: US agency investigating crashes in which Teslas killed 2 motorcyclists
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
MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: The Political Way Forward
© 2022 TUSEN Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.