The health authorities of Europe, USA. UU. And Australia is investigating a recent outbreak of cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease that is normally confined to Africa. Germany reported its first case of the virus on Friday, becoming the last European country to identify an outbreak along with the United Kingdom, K.
And Australia also confirmed its first cases this week, as experts try to determine the root cause of the recent increase. While some cases have been linked to travel from Africa, it is believed that the most recent infections have spread in the community, increasing the risk of a wider outbreak. Centers for Disease Control and Infection and the United Kingdom, K. Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which is part of the same family as smallpox, although it is generally less severe.
Historically, cases outside of Africa have been less common and are usually related to international travel or imported animals. Previous cases have been reported in Israel, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, monkeypox spreads when someone comes into close contact with another person, animal or material infected with the virus. The virus can enter the body through wounds in the skin, respiratory tract, or through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Person-to-person transmission most often occurs through respiratory droplets, although it usually requires prolonged face-to-face contact.
Meanwhile, animal-to-human transmission can occur through bite or scratch. Monkeypox is not generally considered a sexually transmitted disease, although it can be transmitted during sexual intercourse. Early symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headaches, muscle aches, swelling, and back pain. Usually, patients develop a rash one to three days after the onset of fever, which often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
The rash, which can cause severe itching, goes through several stages before the legions crust and fall off. The infection usually lasts two to four weeks and usually clears up on its own. There are currently no proven and safe treatments for monkeypox, although most cases are mild. However, smallpox vaccines have proven to be very effective in preventing the spread of the virus.
And Spain is now offering the vaccine to those who have been exposed to infections to help reduce symptoms and limit the spread. Occasionally, monkeypox cases can be more serious, and some deaths have been reported in West Africa. Health authorities in the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom and Canada urged people suffering from new eruptions or are concerned about monkeypox to contact their healthcare provider. UKHSA added that it is contacting and advising any possible close contact of cases and health workers who may have been in contact with infected patients.
Do you have any confidential news? We want to hear from you. Get this delivered to your inbox and learn more about our products and services. In 2003, monkeypox hitchhiked a shipment of animals from Ghana to Illinois. Several giant bagged rats and squirrels tested positive for the virus and eventually spread it to prairie dogs sold as pets in several Midwestern states, the CDC says on its website.
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