Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #MonkeypoxVirus

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I'm still curious why they added measles to the list of quarantine diseases. presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/exec…
Kind of like when Obama added SARS obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-offi…
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¡Regresaron los hilos! 🧵

Hablemos de la CONTAMINACIÓN de objetos caseros con el virus de la #ViruelaSímica 🐒

Se encontró material genético del virus en superficies 20 días después de iniciado el confinamiento de 2 pacientes, a pesar de realizar limpieza 

¿Pánico o no?

1/10
Hace unos días la @CDCgov dió a conocer los resultados de un estudio de superficies contaminadas en la casa de dos personas en Utah que, luego de un viaje, dieron positivo para viruela símica¹

La presentación de la enfermedad fue moderada y se resolvió en 30 días o menos

2/10
Para evaluar la presencia del #virus y el grado de contaminación de los objetos, se pidió a los #pacientes que señalaran los objetos y superficies con los que tenían más contacto 🖐🏼🪥

Se tomaron muestras de 30 superficies usando hisopos

3/10

#MonkeypoxVirus #Science
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1/8 -
Jan 30, 2020: #COVID19 has been declared PHEIC by the WHO, with 17,800 reported cases. Between Dec 15 and Mar 15, 217,000 cases were reported;
July 23, 22 #Monkeypox declared as PHEIC, with 17,021 rep. cases. Between May 15 and Aug 15, up to 40,000 cases should be reported.
2/8 -
Doubling times:
#COVID19 = 2-4 days in Jan, 4-14 days in Feb, 8-10 days Mar-Apr, 2020.
#Monkeypox = 7-10 days in June, 12-15 days in July, 18 days in Aug, 2022.
- Will it accelerate/keep pace/decelerate in the coming weeks?
3/8 - Initially #COVID19 has spread among religious communities with high promiscuity, then jumped to other segments of population, keeping heterogeneous spread during at least the first 6 months of the pandemic, until its 2nd wave (automn 2020).
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Clinical presentation and virological assessment of 181 confirmed human #monkeypox virus cases in #Spain
✔️92%, gay men, bisexual men, or other men who have sex with men (MSM) &
✔️8%, heterosexual men or women

(A) genital & pubic region pustules
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thelancet.com/journals/lance…
✔️Median age was 37 years (IQR 31–42).
✔️18% patients reported previous smallpox vaccination
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(B) Three semiconfluent pustular #monkeypox lesions with a depressed centre located on the left side of the tongue dorsum.

#MedEd
✔️40% were #HIV-positive, 11% had a CD4 cell count less than 500 cells per μL

✔️17% were diagnosed with a concurrent sexually transmitted infection

(C) Pearly acral #monkeypox vesicles embedded in the thick stratum corneum of the palmar skin, shotty on palpation
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#IDtwitter
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Les mostraré como diluir blanqueador concentrado para desinfectar superficies:

.@HLGatell|.@RicardoDGPS y demás ineptos, negligentes, irresponsables, criminales y vividores de la nómina de .@SSalud_mx no aprendieron como hacer diluciones en clases de química de bachillerato.

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Les enseñaré ejemplos para calcular cómo diluir con agua una solución concentrada de hipoclorito de sodio a la venta en supermercados.

Aprenderán a calcular el volumen para preparar un litro de hipoclorito de sodio diluido al 0.1% y al 0.5% para desinfectar #MonkeyPoxVirus

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En casa desinfectar con hipoclorito de sodio al 0.1%.

En hospitales desinfectar con hipoclorito de sodio al 0.5%.

Enfermos de #MonkeyPoxTambiénSeRespira generan aerosoles infecciosos que flotan en el aire y también contaminan superficies y objetos.

dhs.gov/sites/default/…

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So, here they're telling us that 'monkeypox' was observed in a couple of monkeys that were irradiated (it is unclear why this was done) – not because they'd been irradiated, but because irradiation made them more 'susceptible' to the 'virus' 🙄 #MonkeypoxVirus #MonkeyPox
Interesting to note that no photos of the monkeys were provided for comparison (we are only provided with pictures of cell cultures).

Why weren't these included? Surely, this is important, given that the visual aspect of the lesions seems to be a 'defining feature'?
2 monkeys that were irradiated sadly succumbed.

None of those that weren't irradiated – bar one – developed any symptoms, despite the fact the 'virus' is very contagious.

The one monkey who did develop symptoms, had milder symptoms than the other two that had been irradiated.
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Clinical features and novel presentations of human #monkeypox of 197 patients in a #London centre during the 2022 #outbreak

Median age: 38 years
All 197: men, &
196 identified as gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men
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bmj.com/content/378/bm…
#IDtwitter #MedTwitter
Concomitant infection:
- 35.9%: HIV
- 31.5%: a concomitant sexually transmitted infection.

All presented with mucocutaneous lesions, most commonly on the genitals (n=111 participants, 56.3%) or in the perianal area (n=82, 41.6%).
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#Doctor #MedStudentTwitter
86.3% participants reported systemic illness:
✔️ fever 61.9%),
✔️ lymphadenopathy (57.9%), and
✔️ myalgia (31.5%).
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#monkeypox #resident
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Mittlerweile gibt es über 7000 Fälle von #Affenpocken in den USA. Gregg Gonsalves, Epidemiologe und AIDS-Aktivist an der Universität Yale und Berater der WHO im Zusammenhang mit dem Ausbruch der Affenpocken analysiert die aktuelle Situation.🧵 1/4

#Monkeypox #diemaskebleibtauf
„Wir sind in keiner guten Lage. Ähnlich wie bei #COVID haben wir immer wieder gehört, dass wir über alle Instrumente verfügen, die wir brauchen, um mit diesem Problem umzugehen - genug für alle Regionen in den Vereinigten Staaten. Wir sehen immer mehr Fälle. 2/4
Wir führen wahrscheinlich zu wenige Tests durch. Und wir haben mit Sicherheit einen Mangel an Impfstoffen, ungeachtet dessen, was der Minister sagt. Wir sind also nicht in der Lage, das Virus einzudämmen, was uns die traurige Tatsache beschert, dass in den letzten drei…3/4
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#vivreavec signifie #vivresans les #vulnérables épisode 2022
En direct du 🇨🇦 : une pétition pour sauver les #caribous recueille en 1h 3 * + de signatures que celles concernant les #imunocompromis
Donc 🦌 >> ♂️♀️ dans l'échelle des préoccupations
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@EmmanuelMacron @Elysee @Elisabeth_Borne @gouvernementFR @Seb_Delescluse @FrcsBraun @Sante_Gouv
Un exemple révélateur de plus que compter sur la responsabilité individuelle est une stratégie à risques pour les 🦠 aéroportés dont #SARSCoV2 et #MonkeypoxVirus
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Mesdames et Messieurs les psdts de l'@AssembleeNat / @Senat & des gpes parlementaires, c'est 1 sjt que la majorité des soignants, scientifiques, patients concernés aimeraient voir pris en compte par la représentativité nationale autrement que par l'attention accordée à
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Why is the WHO pretending that #monkeypox is an STD?

It has already been in schools.

#MPXV "can affect anyone who is in close contact with an infected person or their contaminated objects.”
PHAC: "Transmission is not limited to sexual activity."

dailyhive.com/vancouver/cana…
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"Officials also report the first case in a child attending a primary school in Ile-de-France. He was treated medically and shows no signs of seriousness. A probable case has been identified within the same siblings."

#MonkeypoxVirus

outbreaknewstoday.com/france-reports…
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The WHO reports 84 cases in children...

worldhealthorg.shinyapps.io/mpx_global/#33…

(I'm posting the original link, however it has been taken down already).

Screenshot EVERYTHING if you want to keep info from the WHO's websites. They remove things often. Image
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#Monkeypox Virus Infection in Humans across 16 Countries, NEJM

Authors report 528 infections diagnosed in 16 countries.
75% were White.
41% had human immunodeficiency virus infection
The median age was 38 years.
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DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2207323 Image
Transmission was suspected to have occurred through sexual activity in 95% of the persons with infection.

Overall, 98% of the persons with infection were gay or bisexual men.
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#monkeypox
In this case series, 95% of the persons presented with a rash (with 64% having <10 lesions), 73% had anogenital lesions, and 41% had mucosal lesions (with 54 having a single genital lesion).

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🚨 Infectados por varíola dos macacos no Distrito Federal são homens entre 20 e 39 anos. Segue o 🧶
#MonkeypoxVirus Image
➡️De acordo com os dados mais recentes da Secretaria de Saúde, a capital federal tem 12 casos confirmados de varíola dos macacos. Desses, todos são homens, sendo quatro na faixa etária de 20 a 29 anos e oito entre 30 e 39 #MonkeypoxVirus

Leia: cutt.ly/oLNspJp Image
➡️ Os casos confirmados são de pessoas que têm os exames avaliados pelos laboratórios de referência nacional para a identificação da #MonkeypoxVirus

Leia: cutt.ly/oLNspJp Image
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#Monkeypox outbreak in #England

Potential levels of the outbreak in England: Level 2 (transmission within a defined sub-population).

Geographic spread: cases are concentrated in London (74% of cases)
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gov.uk/government/pub…
Of cases with information:
✔️97% (681 out of 699) are in gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (GBMSM)
✔️More than half had history of STI in the last year
✔️30% (123) were living with HIV
✔️31% (134) had 10 or more sexual partners in the last 3 months
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#MonkeypoxVirus
There have been 4 female cases and one child (under 16) in 2022 in England.

Outside the UK, 3 confirmed cases in children have recently been reported in Europe and this signal requires close monitoring.
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#MonkeyPox #MonkeypoxVirus
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I don’t know who needs to hear this—(cough, @WHO, @CDCgov cough)—but #monkeypox’s daily new case rate just spiked 25%—📍and that’s even a 7-day average! Pandemic yet?

➡️Please read our new oped with @kavitapmd @yaneerbaryam:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…

Data: ourworldindata.org/monkeypox
2) We have tracked almost 9000 cases in 2 months… vs recorded 2000 cases in 30 years.

Let that sink in. #MonkeypoxVirus
3) Here is our latest oped thread 🧵 describing my deep concern on #monkeypox 👇
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A couple weeks back we made a quick guide to the #mpxv #monkeypox course of illness but perhaps that would be helpful here in our twitter community of mass infection resisters. 🧵…1/11 Image
Incubation period of #mpxv #MonkeypoxVirus 🧵 2/11 Image
Prodrome of #mpxv #MonkeypoxVirus 🧵 3/11 Image
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New study about the persistence of #MPXV on surfaces: a visual thread:
We already know #MPXV #MonkeypoxVirus can live for 35 weeks at around 40F (4C) thanks to this 2007 study: semanticscholar.org/paper/Environm…
Researchers studied two #MPXV patients in Germany last month (eurosurveillance.org/content/10.280…) and found virus everywhere in their rooms
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The media have presented #MonkeyPox as a disease which is spreading between 'men who have sex with men' (MSM).

This is not accurate.

The disease is spreading between men who have sex ORGIES with men (MSOM) ie through superspreader events.
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medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
The R number for outbreaks of #MonkeyPoxVirus in Africa, have been below 1, with limited human-to-human transmission.

This means outbreaks would typically be sustained by contact with an animal source, and would otherwise burn themselves out - clearly not the case today. Image
An outbreak in the USA in 2003 was driven by contact with wild animals. Cases were evenly split between men & women. No human-to-human transmission was reported (I think) and no deaths either. Which is good.

But again, very different to this outbreak.

cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/m… Image
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Es gibt bereits viele warnende Stimmen, wenn es um #Affenpocken geht. Hier eine weitere.

@c_drosten „from a professional outsider‘s point of view on the situation around monkey pox: So we are watching probably a new pandemic in the making. #MonkeypoxVirus #ESWI 1/4
A much slower process. Something that does not come with this impetus as a pure respiratory disease. But we may see the transmission patterns change as temperatures get colder in Europe. They may shift more towards the droplet side. 2/4
And we know all of these things, we know the background. We see the elephant in the room.“

Just my 2 cents: Wenn man mal ganz mutlos und pessimistisch formulieren würde, dann käme wohl die Frage auf, was wir aus der Corona-Pandemie gelernt haben.

respiratoryvirussummit.org

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Contrary to the relentless propaganda from the political establishment and corporate media of nearly every country, #CovidIsNotOver and the pandemic will worsen in the coming weeks and months. #LongCovid #BA4 #BA5 #COVID19 @DmodosCutter @patientled 1/ wsws.org/en/articles/20…
The highly infectious, vaccine-resistant and pathogenic #Omicron BA.4 & BA.5 subvariants are quickly becoming dominant globally and threaten another surge of infections and deaths from #COVID19. @PPEtoheros @WalkerBragman 2/ wsws.org/en/articles/20…
This takes place under conditions in which almost every world government outside China has dismantled the infrastructure that had been in place to track and slow the spread of the virus. @EnemyInAState @lisa_iannattone @DGBassani 3/ wsws.org/en/articles/20…
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Monkeypox virus clearly is endemic in #Nigeria.
Cases occur sporadically throughout the year and across the country except to the far northeast.

#Monkeypox cases continue to occur in Nigeria this year (2022): 110 suspected and 31 confirmed cases
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ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitre…
The above report does not indicate which of the 2 clades of #MonkeypoxVirus are responsible for the cases.

The reported case fatality rate of 3.6% is higher than the usual 1% for the West African clade but lower than the up to 10% for the Central African clade.
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#Nigeria
The report does not indicate if the reported cases are due to person-to-person transmission or to contact with infected wild mammals.

#monkeys are not the reservoirs of the virus, despite the name that the virus has received.
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The new strain of #Monkeypoxvirus has a large # of new mutations with a unique 'signature' that spells "human origin".

But it has recently burst onto the scene simultaneously in many countries. With a new, unique mode of transmission: male-to-male sex.

Something is amiss ...
The mutation profile can also be explained by propagating the virus in a lab, using cultures of human cells.

The source of the outbreak is: London.

And wouldn't you know it: there is a lab in London that has published making these very human-signature mutations in HIV-1.
So we only have to assume they used the same approach on the monkeypox virus and it either escaped or was deliberately released.

So this will be SARS2 and Wuhan Institute of Virology all over again.

Details are here:

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1/9 - “As cases of #monkeypox in wealthier Western nations spark a flurry of scientific research to combat the outbreak, scientists are urging the world to make sure lower-income nations benefit from the fruits of that labor as well.”
reuters.com/business/healt…
2/9 - “More than 550 confirmed cases of #Monkeypox have been reported by at least 30 countries outside of Africa, where the virus is typically found, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).”
3/9 - “Scientists are flummoxed as to what is driving the current crop of cases, given they are predominantly not linked to travel to Africa. Countries in Africa have experienced sporadic #Monkeypox outbreaks since the virus was first discovered in humans in 1970.”
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1/7 - "The evolutionary rate of the related variola virus has been estimated to be about about 1-2 nucleotide changes per year for a nearly 200,000 nucleotide genome. This makes 47 substitutions in the space of 3-4 years an unexpectedly large number."
virological.org/t/initial-obse…
2/7 - As #MonkeypoxVirus is considered a zoonotic virus with limited human to human transmission, this long branch may be evidence of adaptation to humans allowing for the sustained transmission that is now observed."
3/7 - "However, 42 out of 47 of these nucleotide changes are of a particular type, a dinucleotide change from TC→TT or its reverse complement GA→AA. This specific mutation is characteristic of the action of the APOBEC3 family of deaminases."
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Hay un brote de VIRUELA DEL MONO o viruela símica 🐒 en decenas de países

¿Ya es hora de entrar en pánico? 😨

Para responder, aquí va una síntesis de 8️⃣ datos básicos sobre esta enfermedad

🧵👇🏼

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#MonkeypoxVirus #ViruelaDelMono
1️⃣ Desde el 13 de abril y hasta el 26 de mayo de 2022 se han reportado 257 casos confirmados (y aprox 120 sospechosos) de viruela símica en 23 Estados miembros de la Organización Mundial de la Salud @WHO México tiene un caso¹

NO SE HAN REPORTADO MUERTES durante este brote²

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2️⃣Esta enfermedad se detectó inicialmente en 1970 en África🌍, y es causada por un virus de la familia Poxviridae, la misma de la viruela humana³

A pesar de esto, ES MUCHO MENOS TRANSMISIBLE ⬇️ y su tasa de letalidad es mucho menor⬇️ (30% vs 3-6%)

3/14
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