New Delhi: Amid an outbreak of the corona virus, the threat of monkeypox infection is on the rise. Monkeypox has now moved from European countries to America. Cases of monkeypox have been reported in many European countries, and recently the first case was reported in the United States. So far 9 cases have been reported in Britain.
In which countries have cases of monkeypox been reported?
After Corona, now Monkey Pox has knocked. Its cases have been reported in European countries and now also in America. A case of monkeypox was reported in the United States on Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The case is reported in Massachusetts. The man who tested positive for monkeypox recently returned from Canada. That’s why more than a dozen suspects have been investigated in Canada. The man is still hospitalized and in good condition. Apart from this, more than 40 cases have been reported so far in Spain and Portugal. In Britain too, 9 cases have been reported since May 6. After being infected with monkeypox, the fever comes just like any other disease and it goes away in a few weeks. But in some cases it is more serious and takes longer to heal. The disease has caused death in West Africa.
The first case When Was delivered?
The disease first appeared in 1958, according to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The infection was later found in monkeys kept for research. That is why it is named Monkeypox. These monkeys showed symptoms of smallpox-like disease. The first case of monkeypox in humans was reported in 1970, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The infection was later found in a 9-year-old boy living in Congo. Since 1970, there have been reports of humans being infected with monkeypox in 11 African countries. Monkeypox infection has spread from Africa to the world.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare and serious viral disease. It has been spreading to thousands of people in Central and West Africa for years, but it is a new phenomenon for European countries. Early symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, swelling, back pain, muscle aches, and general drowsiness. The disease causes rashes all over the body once the fever subsides. These spots often start on the face and then spread to other parts of the body. It is more common on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. These spots also cause itching. But later it falls off like a crust but its scar remains. The infection usually resolves on its own within 14 to 21 days. But in severe cases it may take longer.
How is it spread?
Monkeypox does not spread as quickly or easily as Corona. But it enters the body through the skin, respiratory tract, eyes, nose or mouth of a person through contact with an infected person. It is also spread through contact with infected animals such as monkeys, rats and squirrels or through contact with an infected person such as bedding and clothing.
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