Monkeypox mix-up caused by bedbugs.

Human monkeypox lesions

Human monkeypox lesions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mom\\\\\\\’s monkeypox mix-up caused by bedbugs and concerned grandma, son says – HealthPop – CBS News.

Ok, I just read this article and I read it this way: grandma calls the hospital about bug bites.  Hospital calls the CDC.  CDC goes Rambo and quarantines the plane.

Which brings up the legitimate question, who was playing with monkeys?  If monkey pox can only be transmitted by monkey “blood, bodily fluids, or rashes” then when did anyone suspect these children had been wrestling with monkeys?  Wouldn’t that have been a really good question to ask mom before quarantining a plane?  “Ma’am, have your children had intimate contact with a monkey recently?  Sharing food, rubbing bodies, that sort of thing?  Did they perhaps eat raw monkey or drink monkey blood before boarding?”  Now that would be an interview I’d like to see online.  Instead, they didn’t do any interviewing and decided it was monkey pox because children overseas are all obviously monkey pox candidates.

It occurs to me that all I’d need to do these days is mention the word “pox” or even sneeze wrong in an international flight to see myself in quarantine.

So, eerily, when does it all end?  Who monitors the CDC to let them know when they are out of line?  Who watches the Watchmen?  And who makes the next monkey pox call?


, , , , , , , , , ,

  1. #1 by Life With The Top Down on April 28, 2012 - 5:25 am

    Seriously! Who answers the phone at the CDC? I just imagine someone sitting there with a board listing all the diseases with names that are meant to scare the crap out of all of us. When a call comes in they take their trusty dart out, put the blindfold on and hope it lands on something as weird as Monkey Pox. There is no other explanation…honestly.

    That photo is nasty!

    • #2 by Christopher Maloney, Naturopathic Doctor on May 1, 2012 - 8:14 pm

      Yes, it is a nasty pic. Having lived through pathology class at lunch hour, I got to see hundreds of similar pictures while eating lunch. And they say medical school doesn’t desensitize people!

  2. #3 by Carina on June 19, 2013 - 2:41 am

    Heya superb website! Does running a blog such as this require a lot of
    work? I’ve virtually no expertise in coding but I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyway, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject but I simply needed to ask. Appreciate it!

  3. #5 by Playa Majorka on June 29, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Ahaa, its good dialogue regarding this piece of writing here at this webpage,
    I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: