Updated: Jul 29, 2022
With the number of Monkeypox cases emerging in India, each person has one question, is it fatal? Check out this post to learn more about it.
An ongoing outbreak of monkeypox, a viral disease, was confirmed in May 2022. The initial cluster of cases was found in the United Kingdom, where the first case was detected on 6 May 2022 in an individual with travel links to Nigeria.
Symptoms of monkeypox can include:
~Muscle aches and backache.
~Swollen lymph nodes.
~Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
Transmission can occur with close
~skin-to skin contact
with an infected person.
Transmission can also occur by touching clothing or linens, bedding, or towels of an infected person, or inhaling the respiratory droplets during prolonged close contact with an infected person.
There are no definitive treatments for monkeypox that have shown to be efficacious in people who acquire the virus, however, there are medications that have the potential to show promise in severe cases. Most monkeypox cases resolve with only the use of over-the-counter medications for symptomatic care.
Medical professionals suggest people take the following steps to help prevent the spread of monkeypox:
~avoid intimate and skin-to-skin contact with a person who has a rash similar to that of monkeypox.
~try not to touch bedding, clothing, or other materials that may have touched a person with monkeypox.