Are we facing another pandemic as monkeypox reaches 50 countries?

by Aamaj News

Most recently three cases of monkeypox reported in Colombia, this way the monkeypox reached 50 countries around the world.

The question arose as whether monkeypox would be as COVID-19 pandemic or not?

Monkeypox is a viral infection that includes symptoms as fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion.

Monkeypox is transmitted person to person through direct skin-to-skin contact, having contact with an infectious rash, through body fluids or through respiratory secretions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US announced that monkeypox is similar to smallpox, this way the vaccine of smallpox can be effective in 85% of the cases.

The center announced that fatality rate of monkeypox is between 1 to 10%, and mostly the people catch it through direct contact with the wound or fluid of the infected one.

Monkeypox is an endemic in center and western Africa.

Monkeypox firstly discovered in 1958 in monkeys which were for scientific investigation, and in 1970 the first human case recorded in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Incubation period of monkeypox in between 5 to 21days and in average it is 8 days. The infection will last 2 to 4 weeks.

Medically it is an advantage that monkeypox shows symptoms, and will be transmitted by direct touch. It is has been predicted that monkeypox cannot be a pandemic as COVID-19, and the one who catch it, will be in quarantine soon.


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