What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral disease that can be transmitted between humans through contact with the bodily fluids of infected animals.
The virus is found in the rainforest region of Africa and Asia, and has been linked to eating un-cooked meat from infected animals.
How Does the Monkeypox Virus Spread?
The virus can be spread in many ways, including through coughing, sneezing and kissing. It spreads through contact with an infected animal or person, and symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and skin rashes. To prevent it, you should avoid contact with animals and people who have monkeypox.
What are the Symptoms of Monkeypox?
The symptoms of the Monkeypox virus are similar to those of smallpox, but the virus is less likely to cause death or serious illness. It can be treated with antibiotics if it’s caught early enough.
The signs of monkeypox typically appear 10 to 14 days after exposure.
- muscle aches
- swollen and painful lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- a sore throat
- a skin rash with raised bumps oozing fluid and eventually scabbing over
How is Monkeypox Treated?
The treatment for monkeypox includes antibiotics to treat the infection and painkillers to relieve the symptoms.
If you are a parent, you should be aware of the symptoms and take your child to a doctor if they have them. You should also make sure that they get vaccinated against Monkey Pox as soon as possible. Your best bet is to stay away from anyone who has been exposed to it, especially if they have not been vaccinated yet.
Monkey Pox is a dangerous disease that can infect people in many different ways. It’s important to take precautions so that you don’t get infected by this deadly virus.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have published the number of reported cases in each country.