Monkey Pox – A Serious Concern We Can no Longer Ignore
While the virus that causes Monkey Pox, formally known as Herpes B virus, has been around since the 1960s, there has never been a reported human case of it until last week. The first human case of Monkey Pox was discovered in Africa’s Congo in the form of two adults and one child who were infected with the virus. While all three are reportedly recovering from their illnesses, this discovery marks the start of an epidemic that could spread across the world like wildfire if action isn’t taken immediately to stop it in its tracks!
What Is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is similar to smallpox. It was first discovered in monkeys in 1958, and the first human case was reported in 1970. The virus is usually spread through contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal, such as a monkey, rat, or squirrel. It can also be spread through contact with infected humans. Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, and a rash that spreads from the face to the rest of the body.
Symptoms of Monkeypox
The first signs of monkeypox are fever, headache, muscle aches, and exhaustion. This is followed by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. The rash turns into fluid-filled blisters that eventually scab over. Other symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. Monkeypox is usually mild in children, but can be deadly in adults.
How Do You Get It?
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is similar to smallpox. It is most commonly found in Africa and can be spread from contact with an infected animal, such as a monkey, rat, or squirrel. The virus can also be spread from person-to-person through close contact, such as touching or sharing bedding with an infected individual. Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, and a rash that spreads from the face to the rest of the body.
Treatment and Prevention
Monkey pox is a serious viral infection that can be deadly. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for the best possible outcome. There is no specific cure for monkeypox, but there are ways to ease symptoms and help the body fight the virus. Prevention is key, and good hygiene practices, like washing your hands and avoiding contact with infected animals, are crucial in protecting yourself from this disease.
The recent outbreak of monkey pox in Nigeria is a serious concern that we can no longer ignore. This disease is highly contagious and can be deadly. We must take steps to prevent its spread. To do this, we need to educate ourselves and others about the disease and how it spreads. We also need to be vigilant in our own personal hygiene and that of our families. Only by working together can we hope to contain this disease and keep ourselves safe.