Monkeypox outbreak: What you need to know

Monkeypox outbreak: What you need to know

Monkeypox is a highly contagious, severe viral disease that can cause fever and muscle aches in humans. It is spread by contact with the feces of infected monkeys.
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It is difficult for humans to catch this virus because it does not spread through the air, so it is mostly found in countries where monkeys are present. The virus has been known to affect over 30 countries worldwide and has resulted in the deaths of several people. The monkeypox virus was first identified in 1958 by a Belgian veterinarian who was working with monkeys in Africa. Monkeypox is a rare disease in the United States, only affecting an estimated 1 to 2 people per year. This makes it difficult for scientists to study and develop vaccines for this virus. 

 There are two types of monkeypox viruses: Type 1 is the more generic form and has been seen in three countries – Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Type 2 has only been seen twice in Africa. The symptoms of the virus include fever, blisters on the skin, headache, muscle pain, body aches— and a rash. The fatality rate of monkeypox is about 20% 

Monkeypox is a rare but serious infectious disease found in monkeys. It is caused by the monkeypox virus, which is a member of the genus Orthopoxviral. 

A recent outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo has emerged to be particularly severe, with death rates close to 4,000 infected 

Monkeypox is an orthopoxviral, which means it can affect both monkeys and humans. Most human cases are asymptomatic or mild, but some may be fatal. Monkeypox causes fever and rash on the skin and mucous membranes. Symptoms usually occur between 10-14 days after exposure to the virus.

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Article Keynotes & Takeaway 

Monkeypox is a highly contagious disease that is caused by the monkeypox virus and affects mostly primates, including humans. The virus is transmitted through close contact with an infected animal or person. 

Monkeypox information: 

– Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and a rash. 

– Initial symptoms appear 2 to 4 weeks after exposure to the virus. 

– There are no vaccines for monkeypox. – There is no cure for monkeypox, but treatment can help manage the symptoms of the illness.