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Monkey Pox Disease

Monkey Pox Disease

Monkey pox is an infectious viral disease that can occur inhumans and some other animals.

*Symptoms include:

 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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