Do you know the odds this will be investigated simply by Child Protective Services?
From The Daily Mail, “ US records first 2 CHILD monkeypox cases: California toddler and an infant within D. C. were most likely infected by ‘ household contacts’ and both had contact with gay or bisexual men, CDC chief says” :
Two children have tested positive for monkeypox in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uncovered Friday.
One is a toddler from California; the other is in an infant who is not a U. S. resident and was ‘ transiting through’ Washington D. C. None had contact with each other.
Health officials said both children were ‘ doing well’, but warned children under the age of 8 are at high risk of severe monkeypox.
It really is thought both children likely caught the virus from ‘ household contacts’.
Dr Rochelle Walensky said the children both had contact with gay or bisexual guys — the community where most all cases are being detected in the current outbreak.
It was unclear when they caught the virus, or even what symptoms they suffered.
They are getting the antiviral TPOXX, which can help stop an infection in its songs by interfering with the virus’s maturation.