The WHO said the virus is present in some animals in many countries, with occasional outbreaks among locals and travelers. WHO said that we are working seriously with our partners regarding the outbreak of monkeypox.
The fear of corona in the world is not over yet that the virus named monkeypox has started scaring. The World Health Organization (WHO) has again warned people in a tweet today. The WHO said that within just 10 days, there were 92 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 12 countries, which are non-endemic. The WHO said that the cases will increase rapidly even further, so there is a need to be careful. WHO said that we are working seriously with our partners regarding the outbreak of monkeypox. Every effort is being made to prevent monkeypox infection.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox infection?
According to the WHO, the incubation period (from infection to onset of symptoms) of monkeypox infection is usually 6 to 13 days, although in some people it can be as long as 5 to 21 days. An infected person may experience severe weakness with fever, severe headache, lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes), back and muscle pain. The problem of swollen lymph nodes is considered the most common symptom. Apart from this, there may be large size rash on the face and hands and feet of the patient. In some severe infections, this rash can also affect the cornea of the eye. According to health experts, deaths from monkeypox can be up to 11 percent. Young children with the infection have a higher risk of death.
What are the causes of monkeypox infection?
According to health experts, this infection is caused by a virus called monkeypox. This virus belongs to the orthopoxvirus group. Other members of this group cause infections such as smallpox and cowpox in humans. According to the WHO, there are very few cases of monkeypox infection from one person to another. There is a possibility of transmission of infection to other people due to droplets released from sneezing and coughing of infected person, skin sores of infected person or close contact with infected person.
The WHO further said that currently available evidence suggests that people most at risk are those who have had close physical contact with a person infected with monkeypox. There is no evidence for an endemic area in the reported cases so far. The WHO said that it has not been confirmed in people having homosexual relationships.
Treatment of monkeypox
Vaccines used during the smallpox eradication program also provided protection against monkeypox. New vaccines have been developed, one of which has been approved for disease prevention. According to the global health body, an antiviral agent developed to treat smallpox has also been licensed to treat monkeypox.