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.
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.
THE MONKEYPOX VIRUS IS RELATED TO SMALLPOX AND COWPOX VIRUSES, ALL OF WHICH CAUSE A RASH AND CAN BE ACCOMPANIED BY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
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?
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:
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