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What is monkeypox virus: Amidst the cases of corona, now new cases of monkeypox virus in Britain are disturbing. By Tuesday, its cases increased to 7. Know, what is monkeypox virus and how dangerous it is …
Britain now amid Corona casesBritainNew cases of monkeypox virus are disturbing. 4 more new cases have come to the fore. By Tuesday, its cases increased to 7. UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is investigating it. The agency says, so far, cases of infection have been found in 7 people. 4 out of 7 patients are gay (Gay) and bisexual (Bi-sexual) have been found. After such cases came to the fore, experts have especially alerted gay men because monkeypox (Monkeypox) virus can reach the person coming in contact with the infected person.
What is monkeypox virus, how dangerous is it and where did this disease come from? Know the answers to these questions…
what is monkeypox virus?
This disease is spread by a virus called monkeypox. Its infection is very similar to smallpox in humans. According to the US health agency CDC, monkeypox was discovered in 1958 in a group of monkeys. That’s why it was named Monkeypox.
The first case of monkeypox in humans was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970. After this, its cases came up in many African countries. Its infection was first seen in the US in 2003. In 2017, the highest number of monkeypox cases were reported in Nigeria. Of those infected, 75 percent of the patients were men. At the same time, its first case was reported in the UK in 2018.
What symptoms indicate monkeypox?
According to the UK Health Security Agency, symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, headache, fatigue and shivering are seen in infected patients. The rash starts appearing on the face of the patients which gradually spreads to other parts of the body. When the effect of infection subsides, it dries up and gets separated from the skin.
How dangerous is this?
Monkeypox is spread between humans, especially from rats and monkeys. Apart from this, it can also spread by coming in contact with an infected person. This virus virus can reach the body through cracked skin, respiratory tract, eyes, nose or mouth. Not only this, it is also spread by coming in contact with contaminated things like bedding and clothes.
According to the report of MedicineNet, research done on infected patients in African countries says that only 10% of cases of monkeypox can be serious.
What is the treatment of disease?
Its patients recover on their own after infection. However, it may take around 2 to 4 weeks. How soon the patient will recover, it depends on his ability to fight diseases i.e. immunity.
So far, no exact treatment or medicine has been prepared for it. Small pox vaccine, antiviral and VIG are used as its treatment. As a precaution, humans are advised not to come in contact with animals or infected patients.
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