The first Brazos County resident to contract Monkeypox was in direct contact with someone in Dallas with the virus.
Health authority Seth Sullivan provided the update during a virtual public meeting where he said the big differences between Monkeypox and COVID is how they are transmitted.
“COVID is airborne, we are not seeing that with this. Monkeypox, we are seeing exposure through direct, skin-to-skin contact,” said Sullivan.
Another takeaway is that Monkeypox does not present what Sullivan says are the scary things about COVID.
“Most folks with Monkeypox do just fine. They heal on their own, do not require hospitalization, or incubation,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan says the health district has ordered Monkeypox vaccines, but had no word on when they will arrive.