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US detects two cases of monkeypox in children for the first time

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported this Friday that Two cases of monkeypox have been reported for the first time Among children.

CDC indicated in a statement that One of the infected minors is a California resident Less than two years, while the other was in the US but does not usually live in the country.

Health officials indicated that both the cases are related and he is most likely Children will be infected at home by transmission from a family member.

both have symptoms, but are in good health and getting treatment.

monkey pox does not spread easily between humansTransmission occurs through close contact with infected skin, body fluids, or respiratory droplets from an infected person with whom you have sexual intercourse.

It is a virus different from smallpox and is being transmitted outside its usual endemic area (Central and West Africa), so it is necessary exercise strict epidemiological controls on,

It is believed that A person is contagious from the beginning of the enanthem -Oral mucosal lesions- until the wounds heal and a new layer of skin is formed.

Because of this, infected people should Isolate until all skin lesions are healedAnd especially avoid close contact with immunosuppressed people.

The incubation period can range from 5 to 21 days.And the clinical picture usually begins with a combination of symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle pain, characteristic skin lesions and swollen glands.

About its severity, epidemiologists say that Cases in the current outbreak are getting milder than the cases described in West Africa, and that they are barely causing hospital admissions. However, remember, sores on the skin and mucous membranes are very annoying.

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