Monkeypox cases of Monkeypox have been reported amid the Corona epidemic. In such a situation, it is important to keep information about the symptoms of this disease, the cause, and treatment so that we can protect ourselves and our families from this disease.
New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Monkeypox Symptoms and Prevention: Countries around the world are still fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The cases of this virus are once again increasing in India as well. The danger has not yet abated that another new virus has emerged. According to the report, a case of the monkeypox virus has been seen in the UK. The person who has been confirmed with this virus had recently come from Nigeria. It is being told that this virus spreads from infected organisms like rats to humans.
According to the US CDC, it is a rare disease caused by an infection of the monkeypox virus. It belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus which includes the Variola virus (which causes smallpox), the vaccine virus (used in smallpox vaccines), and cowpox viruses. It is not yet clear who is the host of this virus, but African rodents and monkeys are believed to be the cause of its transmission and infection.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to smallpox but not as serious as it is. The disease begins with fever, headaches, muscle pain, back pain, swelling in the lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. The incubation period is between 1 and 3 days after fever. Rashes develop on the patient’s body, which start from the face and starts spreading to other parts of the body. The lesions move through the macules, papules, vesicles, pustules, and scabs. The disease lasts for 2-4 weeks.
How does monkeypox spread?
Because monkeypox is a zoonotic disease, it has the potential to spread from animal to human. It enters the body through skin lesions, respiratory tract, eye, nose, or mouth.
The transmission of disease from animal to human can occur through bites, scratching, wounds, and direct or indirect contact. The chances of the disease spreading from human to human are limited, but infection occurs through respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact.
How can monkeypox be avoided?
Avoid direct or indirect contact with sick animals.
Those who get infected, keep them away from healthy people i.e. keep them in isolation.
Pay special attention to cleaning your hands.
What is the cure for monkeypox?
There is no cure for monkeypox available yet. However, smallpox vaccines, antivirals, and VIG are used to prevent outbreaks.