We are hearing about a disease named ‘Monkeypox’ for the last few days. It has been recognised in a few parts of the world and has been declared a rare viral infection by the National Health Service. This disease is caused by the monkeypox virus which belongs to the same family of smallpox. Just yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed one case of monkeypox. An adult male was infected with it during his travel to Canada. Also, a case was found in the UK and the patient recently travelled to Nigeria. Some are expecting that he might catch the virus from his travel there.
What Are The Symptoms Of Monkeypox?
The symptoms are mostly nothing severe except rashes and lesions. Let’s take a look at the noticeable symptoms of the monkeypox infection.
- Muscle Ache
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Weakness and Chills
- The infection can lead to rashes. It mostly starts on the face, and later spreads throughout the body.
Prevention Of This Viral Infection
Till now, there is no specific treatment for this monkeypox infection. As per the officials, the virus penetrates the body through the mouth, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and broken skin. Firstly, it is advised to avoid any sort of contact with infected patients. Completely avoid going close to infected animals. And for treatment, fluids, antipyretics, and enough care and rest are enough to get well. The cases are extremely rare, so there is a high chance that doctors might think it to be chickenpox or measles at first. The swollen lymph nodes are the most crucial symptoms and that help in identifying monkeypox.
It will take almost 14 days to a month to diminish the virus inside the body. The symptoms will continue during these weeks.