Ministry of Health has issued a warning to districts that monkeypox has been confirmed in the United States following reports in Europe. The health department has called a special meeting and taken precautionary measures. The alert comes as monkeypox, which was found only in Africa, has spread to other parts of the world. Know about this disease and preventive measures.
What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox, or monkeypox, is a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Although mild, it bears a striking resemblance to smallpox, an orthopedic virus that was declared extinct worldwide in the 1980s. The disease is mainly found in central, central and western Africa. The disease was first confirmed in monkeys in 1958. It was first detected in humans in 1970 in a 9-year-old boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
What is Monkeypox Infection?
The disease can be transmitted from animals to humans through direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected animals. Evidence of viral infection has been found in a number of animals, including antelopes, rats, and various species of monkeys. People living in or near the forest are at risk of contracting the disease if they come in contact with infected animals.
The disease is transmitted from person to person through close contact with the respiratory secretions of an infected person. The virus is transmitted from person to person through close contact with objects, body fluids, respiratory droplets, and bedding.
The placenta can be transmitted from mother to baby during or after birth, as well as through close contact with the baby. With the abolition of smallpox vaccination around the world, the general immunization against smallpox in the general population may also be reduced.
What is Monkeypox Symptoms?
The incubation period for monkey fever is usually 6 to 13 days. But sometimes it can take 5 to 21 days. Symptoms usually last for 2 to 4 weeks. Mortality rates are generally low.
Early symptoms include fever, severe headache, edema, lower back pain, muscle aches, and loss of energy. Within 13 days of the onset of fever, blisters begin to appear on the body. Most blisters are found on the face and limbs. They are also found on the palms, genitals, genitals, conjunctiva and cornea.
The severity of the disease depends on the patient’s health status, immunity, and complications of the disease. The disease is most commonly seen in children. Complications of this disease include infections, bronchopneumonia, sepsis, encephalitis, and corneal infections and subsequent vision loss. The extent to which asymptomatic infections can occur is unknown.
What is the Treatment for Monkeypox?
Special treatment is not available as it is a viral disease. It is essential to seek treatment if symptoms are present to alleviate the symptoms, manage the complications caused by the disease and prevent long-term consequences. Vaccination is available.
How to defend monkeypox?
Avoid unsafe contact with wildlife during illness and handling of their carcasses. Contact with their flesh, blood and other parts should also be avoided. In addition, it is important to make sure that the animal meat is well cooked before eating.
The most important cause of viral infections is close contact with infected humans. Health professionals caring for patients who are suspected or confirmed to be infected with the virus and those who handle the secretions of infected people must take generally accepted infection control precautions to prevent infection.
Ministry of Health has issued a warning to districts that monkeypox has been confirmed in the United States following reports in Europe. The health department has called a special meeting and taken precautionary measures.
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