It may not be so dangerous.."Monkeypox" virus and its most prominent symptoms

22 May, 2022
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It may not be so dangerous.."Monkeypox" virus and its most prominent symptoms

Monkeypox is a member of the smallpox virus family that infects humans and causes some mild symptoms such as: fever, fatigue and rash.


Monkeypox virus was discovered in 1958, and it spread in many types of animals, and in 1970 the first human case of this virus was identified in a 9-year-old child, and this virus spreads in Central African countries such as Nigeria and Congo. And it affects thousands, as the number of infected people is about 6000 annually, of whom 3000 are from Nigeria only.


Monkeypox is a member of the family of smallpox virus that infects humans, and causes some mild symptoms such as:


- Fever

- Dody aches

- Goosebumps

- Tiredness

- A characteristic rash

These symptoms appear within 5 days of infection with the virus, and those infected with it recover from it within 4 weeks without the need for medical care, and it may lead to death, but in a very small percentage, (1 in 10 individuals).

If the case is serious, it is useful to take the smallpox vaccine, as it has been proven effective against this virus, and antiviral drugs are also effective.

Accordingly, health organizations in Europe have announced that there are more than 100 cases of monkeypox at the present time and in various countries on the continent such as Britain, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and France, where the first case was diagnosed in England on May 7 For a person returning from Nigeria, but the rest of the cases did not visit Nigeria at all, and this indicates that the virus spread through contact with the infected person.

Monkeypox does not spread easily between humans, and requires close contact. Monkeypox causes symptoms of fever and a characteristic rash where bumps appear on the skin.

Transmission of infection from animal to human and from human to human requires contact with the fluid secreted by the rash


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