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Positive case of Mpox identified in Milwaukee resident

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) announced on Sunday, Jun 4, a positive case of Mpox was identified in a Milwaukee resident. 

MHD says they are in contact with the individual who is currently isolating and following the recommended guidance, and notified all close contacts.

To date, there have been 37 positive cases of Mpox in the City of Milwaukee — and the first identified case of Mpox in the city since March 20, 2023.

MHD said in a news release, this new positive case serves as a reminder that the Mpox outbreak is not over. Public health officials urge individuals to remain cautious and take appropriate precautions. Anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can get Mpox through close, personal contact with someone who has symptoms of Mpox. However, data suggests that the virus has primarily spread among social networks of gay, bisexual, and same-gender-loving men through intimate contact. Risk is especially high for same-gender-loving men who have multiple or anonymous sexual partners.

Mpox is a viral infection, with symptoms that can include a painful and uncomfortable rash or sores which may look like pimples or blisters, often accompanied with flu-like illness. Mpox symptoms usually start within three weeks of exposure to the virus. Mpox can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. Most people with Mpox recover in two to four weeks.

There is no treatment approved specifically for Mpox, so prevention is the best medicine. To prevent the spread of Mpox, individuals should follow the following recommendations:

  • Prioritize receiving the two-dose JYNNEOS mpox vaccine. The vaccine is the strongest defense against contracting mpox. JYNNEOS vaccines are available at the MHD health clinic and other local

Privacy commissioner phone calls for alterations at N.S. Health and fitness after personnel identified snooping

The province’s information and privacy commissioner is calling on Nova Scotia Health to enhance its privateness practices after investigating intentional breaches by some of its workforce.

In a report introduced on Wednesday, Tricia Ralph said steps are needed to reduce personnel from accessing the particular data of clients for non-remedy functions.

Ralph commenced investigating a collection of privacy breaches in August 2020, immediately after the overall health authority voluntarily noted that it experienced caught eight personnel snooping in the electronic wellness data of persons affiliated with the gatherings of the April 2020 shooting rampage in the province.

Nova Scotia Health and fitness investigated the 8 personnel and discovered that some had snooped into lots of patients’ documents over a range of yrs, in accordance to a news launch issued Wednesday by the Place of work of the Details and Privacy Commissioner.

“They seemed up pals, colleagues, and acquaintances when they ended up not furnishing care to these people today,” the release reported.

The Nova Scotia Wellness investigation wound up uncovering more than 1,200 privateness breaches impacting 270 individuals, the privacy commissioner’s report noted. 

Will need for ‘robust policies’

Ralph explained in her report that many steps taken by the overall health authority were fair. It started to proactively monitor worker entry to digital health info methods in April 2020, for example, which led to the discovery of more privacy breaches.

Having said that, she also decided that there were being shortcomings. She noted that some of the overall health authority’s insurance policies and protocols similar to privacy are outdated, unclear, and in several instances are not being followed.

Portrait of Tricia Ralph, Nova Scotia's information and privacy commissioner
Tricia Ralph, Nova Scotia’s facts and privateness commissioner, says privateness procedures should really be embedded in the tradition of Nova Scotia Wellness. (Business office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)

“Sturdy procedures,

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