Monkey Pox has created
a new global terror

Monkeypox is caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae.

As we see in microscope

Clinical symptoms of monkeypox often include fever, rash, and enlarged lymph nodes, and it can result in a variety of health issues.

Lymph nodes in monkey Pox

Monkeypox has a clinical appearance similar to smallpox

An orthopaxvirus infection that was eliminated globally in 1980. Compared to smallpox, monkeypox is less infectious and has milder symptoms.

Human-to-human spread is not easy for monkeypox; one study found 3% of close contacts of someone with monkeypox will become infected.

Typically, monkeypox is a self-limiting illness with symptoms that last between two and four weeks. 

. The case fatality rate has recently been between 3 and 6 percent.

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Vaccines used during the smallpox eradication programme also protects against monkeypox.

There are more recent vaccinations available, one of which is authorised for  monkeypox.

development of swollen lymph nodes 

Swelling of the lymph nodes at different locations on the body .

After scabbing over and resolving.The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. 

What is behind the sudden international spread of monkeypox?

As per Kirby Institute "waning immunity from smallpox immunisation may be contributing to the growing occurrences of monkeypox."

Monkeypox relation to other viruses.


WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak: situation update

WHO on Wednesday(27th July’2022) said that the worldwide number of monkeypox cases is now greater than 19K(19,000)

From rash to lesions

Macules - flat lesions
Papules - raised lesions Vesicles - small blisters Pustules - blisters with yellow fluid called pus.
Scabs - a hard area of skin after postule burst.

(UKHSA) was the first in Europe to report a case of monkeypox on May 7 in a person who flew into the UK from Nigeria.

Multi-country outbreak of monkeypox started from?

Monkeypox virus-Histology

Most people make a full recovery within 3–4 weeksTrusted Source. However, it can be a more serious illness for some people and potentially result in death.

Proven Nodular Monkey Pox symptoms

Swollen lymph nodes and a skin rash or lesions. The rash usually begins within one to three days of the start of a fever.

Monkeypox patients should avoid pet contact  

Monkeypox patients should avoid any contact with their pets for 21 days- UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

Questions have been RAISED?

How the virus, most prevalent in central and west Africa, managed to spread ?

Its instances across 12 nations as per  medical professionals is exceedingly unusual

Symptoms of monkeypox can include:

Fever Headache
Muscle aches and backache Swollen lymph nodes
Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)  

A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.

Monkeypox Rash Photos

 Who are Sexually Active

Oral, anal, and vaginal sex or touching the genitals or anus of a person with monkeypox. Hugging, massage, and kissing. Prolonged face-to-face contact.

A viral zoonotic illness called monkeypox 

Monkeypox is most common in tropical rainforest regions of central and west Africa, with sporadic exportations to other places.

Myths and Facts 

lesions on a Liberian child in the 1970

The first case in a human was in 1970 in Congo, according to the CDC. 
It is a rash which may look like pimples or blisters. 

UK buys more vaccines for monkeypox as cases top 2,100, mostly in London

U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

2022 U.S. Map & Case Count as on 27th July'2022

Total confirmed monkeypox/orthopoxvirus cases: 4,639