Monkeypox Virus: how dangerous is this virus? its symptoms and treatment?

By 1TidBit  Published 23rd May, 2022

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Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which is similar to smallpox. However, it is usually not a serious disease. It is an orthopoxvirus, a genus of viruses that also includes the variola virus, which causes smallpox. 

What is monkeypox?

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Monkeypox is spread when a person comes into contact with another person, animal or virus infected with it. The virus can enter the body through the skin, respiratory tract or through the eyes, nose and mouth. 

How is monkeypox spread?

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The initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle pain, swelling and back pain. The rash usually appears in patients one to three days after the onset of fever. 

What are its symptom?

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There is currently no proven and safe treatment for monkeypox, although most cases are mild. Those who are suspected to be infected with the virus can be isolated in the room. The space used to isolate patients and is monitored by health care professionals using personal protective equipment. 

What is its treatment?

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Few deaths have occurred in West Africa, so cases of monkeypox can sometimes be more severe. However, health officials say that it does not pose a high risk and the risk to the general public is very low.

how dangerous is this virus?

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Although vaccination against smallpox was protective in the past, today persons younger than 40 to 50 years of age (depending on the country) may be more susceptible to monkeypox. 

Who is at risk for monkeypox? 

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A licensed vaccine that protects against monkeypox and smallpox Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos — was approved by the FDA in 2019 for adults aged 18 years or older in the U.S. 

Is there a vaccine for monkeypox? 

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Monkeypox is usually a self-limiting illness, and most of those infected will recover within a few weeks without treatment. However, the disease can be more severe, especially in young children, pregnant women, and individuals who are immunocompromised. 

How concerning is monkeypox? 

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