What is Monkeypox? Origin, Symptoms & Preservations of Monkeypox

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is one of the rarest diseases in human civilization after COVID-19, which is spreading across countries. Here is everything you need to know about Monkeypox. We are also sharing with you its origin, symptoms as well as preservations.

We hope we can say goodbye to this virus as soon as possible from all over the world.

What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox. It primarily occurs in tropical rainforest areas of central and west Africa.

Origin Of The Virus
The name monkeypox originated from the initial discovery of the virus in monkeys in a Danish laboratory in 1958.
The first human case was identified in a child in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970.

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Signs & Symptoms
In humans, the symptoms are similar but milder than the symptoms of smallpox. The illness begins with fever, headache, chills, muscle ache, backache, asthenia and swollen lymph nodes.

Incubation Period
The incubation period of monkeypox is usually from 6 to 13 days but can range from 5 to 21 days. Its symptoms usually last for 2 to 4 weeks, except for severe cases.

The Outbreak
As of 21 May, 92 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic to the monkeypox virus. Whereas, no associated deaths have been reported to date.

The Transmission
Animal-to-human transmission can occur from direct contact with the blood, bodily fluids, or cutaneous or mucosal lesions of infected animals, eating inadequately cooked meat and other animal products of infected animals.

Human-to-human transmission can result from close contact with respiratory secretions, skin lesions of an infected person or recently contaminated objects such as bedding.

Who All Are At Risk?
Monkeypox is usually self-limiting but may be severe in some individuals, such as children, pregnant women or persons with immunosuppression due to other health conditions.

Monkeypox Vaccination
Vaccination against smallpox was demonstrated through several observational studies to be about 85% effective in preventing monkeypox. Newer vaccines have been developed of which one has been approved for the prevention of monkeypox.

Monkeypox Prevention
There are several methods of prevention:
●Avoid unprotected contact with wild animals including their meat or blood.
●Thoroughly cook all kinds of meat before consumption.
●Avoid contact with objects like the bedding of the infected person or person in contact with a sick animal.
●Practice good hygiene care.
●Spread Awareness of the risk factors and educate people about the preventive measures.

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