What is Monkeypox?

The United States, Sweden and Gran Canaria detect the first cases of Monkeypox


R. Gelfenstein, Massachusetts Department of Health confirms patient with ape virus, an infectious disease of the smallpox family.

This case follows an outbreak of around 70 people in Europe currently, mainly in the UK, Spain and Portugal. As a rule, cases of this infection are concentrated in Central and West Africa.

Cases of smallpox in people in Africa linked to international travel or imported animals were added, including cases in the United States, Israel, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

In the case of the Massachusetts patient, his only trip was to Canada, so it is suspected that there could be cases there.

Interestingly, where the dariole monkey is known to transfer from human to human, human-to-human transmission is rare. So the second hypothesis is that there are animals carrying the virus on this side of the ocean.

Its symptoms are the same as in other ailments: fever, headache, body aches, swollen glands, many other ailments and tiredness.

But it also develops pustules full of pus, two-week problems that progress over time, the course of infection four to four weeks.

Currently, there is no safe and proven treatment for monkeypox virus infection. To control an outbreak of monkeypox in the United States, the smallpox vaccine, antivirals, and immunoglobulin vaccinia (VIG) may be used.

Geneva-based organizations warn that this disease, which is transmitted through droplets or direct contact with contaminated skin or objects, poses an added risk to children and pregnant women, who can transmit the disease to the fetus.

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