Monkey Pox Disease
Monkey pox is an infectious viral disease that can occur inhumans and some other animals.
Fever, swollen lymphnodes, and a rash that forms blisters and then crusts over.
The time from exposure to onset of symptoms ranges from 5 to20days.
Monkey pox is a rare disease that is caused by Orth poxvirusgenus which includes the various (smallpox) virus as well as the vacciniavirus, which is used in the smallpox vaccine
A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appearson the face , inside the mouth , and on other parts of the body , like thehands , feet , chest ,genitals, or anus
The rash goes through different stages before healingcompletely
The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks
Monkey pox is transmitted to humans through close contactwith an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus
Monkey pox is
Transmitted From oneperson to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratorydroplets and contaminated materials such bedding
There is no treatment specifically for Monkey pox virusinfections.
Most people with Monkey pox recover fully within 2 to 4weeks without the need for medical treatment.
Prevention of Monkey pox
Avoid contact with infected animals (especially sick or deadanimals.
Avoid contact with bedding and other materials contaminatedwith virus.
Thoroughly cook all foods that contain animal meat or parts
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Article written by Dr Fekria
Health Education team at Elite.
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