MP (Monkeypox) is a viral disease that spreads because of the virus named Monkeypox. It is a skin infection in which one’s skin appears to be red and rashy. It can be itchy and irritating. Any medicine has not been found yet for its cure, it is somehow like an infection named smallpox so the cures that are been used to treat smallpox can be used in the case of Monkeypox too.
More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries. The WHO has said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated and warned that more cases are likely to be reported.
Infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.
It is a rare viral infection which is usually mild and from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the UK’s National Health Service. The virus does not spread easily between people and the risk to the wider public is said to be very low.
Germany has detected its first case of monkeypox, So far, public health agencies in Europe have confirmed cases in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.
In a statement on Friday, the WHO said that the recent outbreaks “are atypical, as they are occurring in non-endemic countries”.
It is not yet clear why this unusual outbreak is happening now. One possibility is that the virus has changed in some way, although currently there is little evidence to suggest this is a new variant. Another explanation is that the virus has found itself in the right place at the right time to thrive. Read more about The dentist extracts the teeth without proper examination
Monkeypox may also spread more easily than it did in the past, when the smallpox vaccine was widely used. WHO’s Europe regional director Hans Kluge warned that “as we enter the summer season… with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission could accelerate”.
He added that all but one of the recent cases had no relevant travel history to areas where monkeypox was endemic. The first case of the disease in the UK was reported on 7 May. The patient had recently travelled to Nigeria, where they are believed to have caught the virus before travelling to England, the UK Health Security Agency said.
Spanish health authorities have also reportedly purchased thousands of smallpox jabs to deal with the outbreak, according to Spanish newspaper El País. Australia’s first case was detected in a man who fell ill after travelling to the UK, the Victorian Department of Health said.
In North America, health authorities in the US state of Massachusetts confirmed that a man has been infected after recently travelling to Canada. He was in “good condition” and “poses no risk to the public”, officials said.
Symptoms of Monkeypox include Fever, Exhaustion, Muscle ache, Head ache, Back ache, coughing, sore throat etc. People may experience flu before getting rashes on their skin, others may get rashes first. Symptoms may vary from individual to individual.