Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle

Monkey Pox and Back to School

August 03, 2022 Doctor Podcast Network Episode 128
Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle
Monkey Pox and Back to School
Show Notes

I didn't want to record this episode.  I had a completely different episode planned for this week.  

However, we are now 1-2 weeks out from school starting for our kids and this thing we call Monkey Pox is becoming a hot topic.  How Hot, you may ask?  The WHO (World Health Organization) has just deemed to to be a Global Health Emergency.  They don't use those words lightly.  

Here in the United States we are starting to see more and more cases of this spreading.  As kids plan to get back to school, the thought of small hands touching many surfaces continues to drive my mind into concern for how this illness may spread.   

Today's episode focuses on what we do know about monkey pox - the symptoms to watch for, the potential (or lack thereof) treatment and vaccination for it, the time table to develop symptoms after exposure as well as how long you or your kid is contagious once you start to show symptoms.  You probably are not going to like what I have to say. 

Listen in this week, and let me know how I am being way to paranoid about this specific topics.  I truly hope I am. 

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