Symptoms for MonkeyPox Outbreak
Symptoms of Monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. In some cases, monkeypox can lead to chest infections, pneumonia, or even death. Currently, no specific treatment for monkeypox exists. But vaccinations can prevent the disease.
Monkeypox can spread through close contact with infected animals or people. – Symptoms for Monkeypox
The rare disease comes from a virus. The disease was first identified in humans in 1958, and it is possible that the disease has been around for much longer than that. The monkeypox also related to the smallpox virus, theoretically transferred to humans from infected animals, most likely monkeys. The symptoms of the illness are similar to those of smallpox, but they are not as severe. There is no cure for monkeypox, but there are treatments available that can help reduce the symptoms of the illness. Monkeypox outbreaks occurred sporadically over the years. Most cases reported in Africa and beyond.
According to the AP, in recent years, the disease has been fatal in up to 6% of infections. However, no deaths have been reported among the current cases. WHO said confirmed cases have so far been the less severe West African group of monkeypox viruses and appeared to be linked to a virus that was first detected in exported cases from Nigeria to Britain, Israel and Singapore in 2018-2019.
Most recently, the virus infected a man in Miami Florida. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County announced Sunday. The man’s infection may be due to international travel. Nevertheless, some wonder how easily the virus infects others.
Based on CDC findings, “Human-to-human transmission generally requires prolonged, face-to-face contact, direct contact with lesion materials, or indirect contact with lesion materials through contaminated items, such as contaminated clothing,” it said.
“Therefore, the risk of exposure remains low,” the department added.
Nevertheless, President Biden warned people should be concerned.