Monkeypox outbreak: All you need to know

Things you need to know

Monkeypox is quite an unusual name from this part of the world but it exists just like smallpox, chickenpox and any other pox you have ever heard of. Recently few cases of monkeypox were reported in Bayelsa state.

Already reliable source has stated that a medical doctor and 10 persons who came down with the monkeypox had been quarantined in an isolation centre at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

As part of our duty to get you informed here on the blog, we have made a well-detailed report of few things you need to know about the monkeypox outbreak. Read and share the word

What is monkeypox?

It is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests (Definition according to World health organisation)

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The pox is deadly just like the already eradicated smallpox but very mild than smallpox.

The virus was first identified in the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1958 during an investigation into a pox-like disease among monkeys.

Mode of transmission

Primarily the virus is transmitted from direct contact with the blood, bodily fluids, or cutaneous or mucosal lesions of infected animals. So to say the virus is widely contacted from infected animals already mostly primates(monkey) I guess you know where the name monkeypox comes from now.

Symptoms and signs

The following symptoms and signs are what is most common among persons with the monkeypox virus;

  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Backache.
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • Chills.
  • Exhaustion.

Prevention and remedy

Since this is an outbreak, members of the community should report cases when found to the general hospital and stay clear of making contact with an infected person. The government on its part should set up quarantine centers to help curb the whole situation.

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Stay safe everyone and share with loved ones

 

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