First Georgia woman with monkeypox speaks out about diagnosis


Thursday, the Biden Administration declared the monkeypox virus a public well being emergency.

In accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, there are extra 6,000 circumstances nationwide.

In Georgia, there are 504 circumstances. 4 of these circumstances are girls.

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Channel 2′s Audrey Washington spoke with the primary woman in Georgia to contract the virus.

“I’m in the healing stages. As you can see my face is starting to scab up,” stated Camille Seaton. “I saw bumps break out and I kid you not, in this same array and I just thought it was a breakout.”

Seaton stated the breakout, alongside with complications, chills and fatigue didn’t go away.

She went to the emergency room and received examined.

“I waited on the results and it was positive. I had monkeypox,” Seaton stated.

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Infectious illness medical doctors stated these at present impacted essentially the most by the virus are homosexual or bisexual males.

Medical doctors additionally stated anybody can contract the virus by means of shut contact.

Seaton is a cashier and believes she doubtless caught monkeypox at work.

“I just want y’all to know that I did not do anything sexual to contract this disease. This thing is spreading. It’s here,” Seaton stated.

Washington spoke with Dr. Jayne Morgan, govt director of the COVID-19 Process Drive for Piedmont Healthcare Company, and requested her how transmissible the virus is and what, along with getting the vaccine, can folks do to remain monkeypox-free.

“You can get it from sharing towels and sharing linens, if the person who used the towel or slept in that bed is infected with the monkeypox virus,” Morgan stated. “The normal cleaning and disinfecting processes should be maintained.”

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Seaton stated she desires anybody who hears her story to take the virus significantly.

“These scars will fade, but you will forever notice,” Seaton stated.

Seaton remains to be in isolation and out of labor. She began a GoFundMe account to Help with bills.

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