Saturday, March 25, 2023

How monkeypox spreads: Everything you need to know about the outbreak

16,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in 75 countries, an issue that has forced World Health Organization (WHO) Declare the outbreak a global health emergency. The appearance of this disease has taken many European countries by surprise, where it was never registered.

It was in early May when many countries such as Spain, Australia, the US or Canada started reporting the presence of the disease where the outbreak had always been contained. In Europe, cases are rare and have previously been found exclusively in Africa, but also in the United States, Israel, Singapore or the United Kingdom.

This is the first time that the presence of this disease has been recorded in so many countries during the same period and without any clear association.

What is monkeypox?

It is a rare viral infection like smallpox, but not as deadly. Symptoms include tiredness, headache, fever, chills, swelling, swollen lymph nodes or muscle pain. However, its most distinctive feature is presence of rashes on the hands, face or feet. As reported in many countries, rashes appear 1 to 5 days after fever, starting with the face and then spreading to the rest of the body, including the genital area.

How is it broadcast?

It is a disease that spreads in many ways. It will be enough to just touch the sheets, towels or clothes of the infected person. But other ways of getting infected are by touching an infected skin crust or blisters, coughing or sneezing from an infected person, or coming into contact with the body fluids of infected people through sex.

In the United Kingdom they point to a pattern where many of the patients are men who have had sex with other men. Although there is no specific reason for the increase in infection, experts around the world agree that the main mode of infection today is skin-to-skin contact. @Whole world

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