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County confirms 31 monkeypox cases; numbers 'growing every week'

Original post made on Aug 10, 2022

There are 31 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Contra Costa County, with another 13 suspected cases, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. 'While the numbers are still small, they are growing every week.'

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Posted by Concerned Gay Parent
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2022 at 7:24 am

Concerned Gay Parent is a registered user.

With the new school year rapidly approaching, are there any special precautions for schoolchildren with gay male parents?

Can this virus spread in the classroom and will teachers emphasize basic hygiene like washing one's hands regularly and before lunch period?

Lastly, do gay male parents need to notify school administrators that their children are being raised in a gay household?

My husband is promiscuous at times but fortunately both of us have been vaccinated against monkeypox.


Posted by Rebecca
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2022 at 7:43 am

Rebecca is a registered user.

My brother who is gay resides with us and we have a young daughter who attends public elementary school.

Can monkeypox be passed on to other students in her classroom via surface contacts and touching?

To date, four children have contracted monkeypox.

Is monkeypox now being viewed in the same light as other childhood classroom epidemics like measles, mumps, and chickenpox?


Posted by Phyllis Young
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 11, 2022 at 8:57 am

Phyllis Young is a registered user.

Monkeypox cases in the United States have risen to over 10,000 with an average of 500-750 new cases daily.

This is a serious public health issue. A four year-old girl in Germany died this week from the virus and I am very concerned about our school-aged children being exposed to the monkeypox virus by any one of their classmates who have gay male parents.

Outside of trying to vaccinate everyone as we did with COVID, maintaining proper sanitation measures are critical at this juncture.


Posted by Mavis Templeton
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 12, 2022 at 9:27 am

Mavis Templeton is a registered user.

Though 98% of the monkeypox cases are being transmitted by members of the male gay/bisexual community, anyone can get this disease as there are no public health mandates (other than vaccination advisements) currently in place to curtail the spread of this epidemic.

The numbers of new infection are dramatically increasing with each new day and the United States leads all other countries in monkeypox cases.


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