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Ich habe #Affenpocken.

Damit bin 1 von 142 laborbestätigten Fällen in Berlin.

& es wird Zeit, dass ich darüber spreche. Einerseits, weil es sehr viel Unklarheiten über Ansteckung, Verlauf & Symptome der Krankheit gibt. Andererseits, weil bereits ein 🐒🦠 #Stigma existiert. 1/
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Ich kann natürlich nichts zu den anderen Fällen sagen, über deren Ansteckung oder Verlauf; ich kann nur sehr persönlich darüber erzählen, sehr subjektiv, & nach meinem eigenen Wissensstand (14.06.2022). Ich bin kein Forscher & kein Mediziner. 2/
Angefangen hat es bei mir vermutlich mit einem eher "atypischen Husten" (Quelle: Gesundheitsamt Lichtenberg), der entweder zu den neuen Symptomen der Krankheit oder zu den zufällig auftretenden, sogenannten "begleitenden Infektionskrankheit" zählt. 3/
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✨Update from @UKHSA on #monkeypox cases

- 4 additional cases have been detected (3 in #London and 1 linked case in NE #England)
- These cases have NO connection to those announced on 14 May and the imported case from 7 May

Full details and more info👇
gov.uk/government/new…
- The four new cases all appear to have been infected in #London and are gay, bisexual, or MSM
- Common contacts have been identified for 2/4 cases
-No link to travel to a country where #monkeypox is endemic
-All have West African clade of virus
-Further investigation is ongoing
- #monkeypox is spread by close contact
- Typical symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes
-Rash can develop and spread to other parts of the body including the genitals - it may look like #syphilis #herpes #chickenpox
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10 fatos sobre sífilis, uma infecção cercada de mitos e já complexa por natureza, mas que todo mundo deveria conhecer melhor.

A grande enganadora. 👻

Compartilhe o fio e ajude pessoas que possam estar passando por isso.
Fatos sobre sífilis

1) Os casos estão aumentando. Mas isso vem de muito tempo. Não é ‘por causa da PrEP.’ No ano passado tivemos uma queda mas provavelmente foi pela gigante subnotificação e pela baixa testagem na pandemia.
2) Não precisa de ejaculação para transmitir. O contato com úlcera já é suficiente. Sexo oral transmite también e tem sido reconhecida como uma importante fonte de transmissão.

3) A taxa de transmissão é alta 30% nas primeiras semanas mas cai drasticamente após um ano.
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🐛 Tablas de tratamiento de ITS actualizadas según nuevos cambios (dosis, manejo, etc.) que han ido surgiendo en las principales guías clínicas de #ITS 💥 Las voy poniendo al día a medida que salen novedades 😉

Comparto, por si os sirve 🧵
Neisseria gonorrhoeae 🐛 #Gonorrea #Gonococo
Chlamydia trachomatis 🐛 #Chlamydia #Clamidia
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Some cool #Syphilis Pearls from an article that @k_vaishnani shared ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… Primary syphilis first manifests into a painless chancre at the site of inoculation 1 to 6 weeks later…
Hematogenous dissemination then can occur typically 4 to 10 weeks later, giving rise to secondary syphilis. <40% of pts w/ syphilis have primary syphilis diagnosed. These “Secondary” lesions last for several weeks before spontaneously resolving. Coined “early, latent infection”
What does late infection mean? When syphilitic lesions recur after 1 year from the initial eruption, or seropositivity is detected more than 1 year after the initial eruption, it is termed late latent syphilis.
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Images of Infectious Diseases

28F SLE on MTX
CC chest pain, vaginal DC
Rx pred for lupus

2 mo: fatigue, pruritic rash, visual floaters Rx pred

1 mo: blurred vision. PE iritis / chorioretinitis. Rx pred

Now b/l vision loss. PE panuveitis + chorioretinitis

DDx? #MayoIDQ Image
2/
28F HIV/HBV/HCV(-) SLE on MTX w chronic pain Rx as flare, vaginal discharge due to BV Rx metro (negative GC/chlamydia), skin rash x 2 w and progressive vision loss (photo). CXR clear. Indiana / no foreign travel. No animal exposures.

What is most likely diagnostic test?
3/
Case diagnosis: bilateral ocular syphilis with neurosyphilis

RPR 1:512
Syphilis antibody with reflex: positive
CSF VDRL 1:1

Rx: IV penicillin
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1/3 Once you get the #scabies itch, it's hard to get rid of it! @michaelghead and @MedVetAcarology doing fantastic international work #NTD
2/3 Which builds on our #NTD work in the UK, would you believe. Here's why we're looking forward to seeing #scabies again in #carehomes as #COVID19 ebbs jackiecassell.com/scabies-in-car…
3/3 With #scabies - like #COVID19 - we must ask "Can rates of infection be too low?" Same for #syphilis - took early #AIDS epidemic in #UK, and Maoism in #China. Something I ask students when teaching on #STI #HIV. Serious question.
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Und jetzt auch noch dies:

#Syphilis breitet sich in #Sachsen rasant aus

gmx.net/magazine/regio…
Sorry liebe Leute, mit der Überschrift

"#Syphilis breitet sich in #Sachsen rasant aus"

wurden wohl bestimmte Meinungsbilder über einen möglichen Zusammenhang von #Corona-#Leugnern bzw. #Maskengegnern und deren #Sexualverhalten angesprochen.

Ist aber ein ernstes Thema.
So sei in #Sachsen die Zahl der mit #Syphilis Infizierten 2019 binnen eines Jahres von 247 auf 373 angestiegen.

"In keinem anderen Bundesland hat sich die Fallzahl so stark erhöht", erklärte der Bundestagsabgeordnete CDU-Politiker Alexander Krauß und forderte mehr #Aufklärung.
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#polio, let's go right to the beginning to understand that vaxx did nothing to eradicate it. So what is polio? In simple terms it is the inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord. It can also occur in the brainstem. Image
We have been conditioned to believe that polio equals braced limbs, iron lungs etc. Actually only those infected with #bulbarpoliomyelitis, which affects the brainstem, were placed in #ironlungmachines Image
We've also been conditioned to believe that polio was wide-spread, which actually is not the case at all. Naturally existing poliovirus was a common bowel inhabitant for
millennia, always there, continuously circulating through humans,
but never causing paralysis. Image
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HOW TO TREAT AND PREVENT SYPHILIS

Many people have #syphilis but don't know. They keep spreading it to others through kisses, sex, etc.

We're seeing more cases of complicated syphilis in hospitals recently. But it can be treated & prevented... THREAD 🧵

Retweet for awareness
Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, STI.

That means you get it mainly from having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral #sex!

That's why syphilis is spreading most rapidly among our sexually active ladies & guys.
Syphilis is caused by this tiny spiral germ called Treponema palladium.
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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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This is George Grenville (1712-1770): Whig Politician, once First Lord of the Admiralty, then Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1763-1765, and later Chancellor of the Exchequer. Probably also a myeloma patient! And…the subject of #HematologyTweetstory 30, about old bones.🙂/1
Over here in America, Grenville is best known for an ill-advised policy he championed in 1765 called the “Stamp Act”: a tax on colonial documents & newspapers, which could only be printed on special paper shipped from London. This notorious Act outraged the colonists./2
In fact, when I learned about the Stamp Act in elementary school more than 200 years later (!), the teacher described it in such virulent terms that we 7-year-old lads were ready to take up muskets to defend the Stars & Stripes. There were even scuffles on the playground./3
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⚠️SYPHILIS IS REAL!

Many people have #Syphilis but they don't know. They keep spreading this dangerous Sexually Transmitted Infection until a lot of harm is done.

We're seeing more cases in the clinic lately so I'm sharing this coz I don't want you to be a victim.

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Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, STI. That means you get it mainly from having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral #sex!

That's why syphilis is spreading most rapidly among our sexually active ladies & gentlemen. Image
Syphilis can also be spread;

-from infected mother to her #fetus inside the womb
-through blood transfusion, &
-through breaks in the skin that come into contact with infectious lesions e.g. #kissing a person with an infected mouth wound when you have a wound in your mouth! 😘 ImageImage
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10 THINGS EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT #SYPHILIS!

1️⃣ Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, STI. So you get it mainly from having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral #sex!

{SHARE to create awareness!}
@DrOlufunmilayo @healthertainer ImageImage
2️⃣ Syphilis can also be gotten;

- from mother to her #fetus inside the womb

- through blood transfusion,&

- through breaks in the skin that come into contact with infectious lesions e.g. kissing a person with a mouth wound when you have a wound in your mouth!
3️⃣ #Syphilis may cause symptoms very similar to many other diseases. Hence it may be difficult to know you have syphilis.

That's why the disease is also dubbed "the great imitator"!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/12/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/dai…

What Doctors on the Front Lines Wish They’d Known a Month Ago - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/04/14/nyr…

#CommonSense #Covid19 #Doctors #coronavirus
Don’t Lose the Thread. The Economy Is Experiencing an Epic Collapse of Demand. - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/06/06/ups…

#collapse #epic #demand #economy
Defund (and redesign) everything. - Deep Code - Medium

medium.com/deep-code/defu…

#defund #institutions #redesign
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SPECIAL ANALYSIS: Grisly experiments have become synonymous with the #US government, which has meted out untold horrors against humans and animals alike.
By: John Whitehead
#COVID19 #EarthDay
#wednesdaymorning
mintpressnews.com/human-lab-rats…
The cannibalistic experiments involve killing cats and dogs purchased from Colombia, #Brazil, Vietnam, China and Ethiopia, and then feeding the dead remains to laboratory kittens, bred in government laboratories for the purpose of being infected with a disease and then killed. Image
"We the people” have also become the #Police state guinea pigs. Back in 2017, FEMA “inadvertently” exposed nearly 10,000 #firefighters, paramedics and other responders to a deadly form of ricin during simulated #BioTerrorism response sessions.
#EarthDay
#COVID19 #lockdown Image
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LT Journée Inter #CeGIDD à @Mairie10Paris. Dominique Salmon insiste sur le fait que le journée doit générer des échanges entre les participants à la recherche de solutions pratiques.
#CeGIDD #dépistage #vih D.Salmon présente les #COREVIH dont les missions ont été élargies aux #IST et coordonnent les acteurs soit hôpitaux, structures VIH et IST, médecins généralistes, pharmaciens et associations de patients @assoAIDES @Association_AT @AcceptessT etc.
#CeGIDD D.Salmon : les actions 2019 - 2022 comportent la formation des professionnels et l’accès aux soins pour les personnes pratiquant le #chemsex
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Sexual and reproductive health means ensuring that:
💞 sex is safe, consensual & pleasurable
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 people can achieve the family that they want
🤰 pregnancies are intended
🤱 women receive the care they need in pregnancy, and during and after childbirth

bit.ly/2CpvfhF
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO When women and girls 👧👵 are healthy, and can make their own choices about their health and their bodies, the whole of society gains.

bit.ly/2NQCu7J
#ICPD25
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO Sexual and reproductive health care is integral to universal health coverage. We will not achieve #HealthForAll unless we ensure health systems work for all – including women and girls.

bit.ly/2NQCu7J
#ICPD25
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Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections among people aged 15-49 years 👉 bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
Every year, there are more than 376 million new cases of 4 sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
If untreated, sexually transmitted infections can lead to serious and chronic health effects that include neurological and cardiovascular disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths, and increased risk of HIV bit.ly/31gBWxw #SafeSex
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32/F, 12 wks pregnant p/w malaise and rash. Exam: diffuse maculopapular rash including palms/soles. HIV (-), RPR 1:128. No prior h/o STIs or other PMH. No headache, blurred vision, normal neuro exam. No genital lesion. Most appropriate treatment? #IDMedEd #syphilis
(1/11) The correct answers are A (34%) & B (13%). Note case should’ve mentioned +confirmatory test. Cases of congenital syphils >doubled from 2013 (362 cases) to 2017 (918 cases), coincident w/ the rise in primary & secondary syphils rates among all women cdc.gov/std/stats17/sy… Image
(2/11) Untreated maternal syphilis, in up to ✔️80% of cases, leads to severe adverse pregnancy outcomes (congenital infection, stillbirth, premature birth, neonatal death). #IDMedEd #syphilis
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The surge in #measles and #mumps are newsworthy, hot-topic attention grabbers. However, can I make a quick plug for something that is almost certainly going to be an issue in the near future? 1/x
The declines in MMR #vaccine coverage have led to increased outbreaks, several of which have been close to home (looking at you, #Texas). Therefore, coverage for "R" - rubella - is declining in parallel with measles and mumps in the same zip codes. 2/x
The reproductive number (R0), a measure of how infectious a given pathogen is, is highest for measles, medium for mumps, and lowest for rubella. So rubella will show up last... but it's coming. Good review: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… 3/x
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