This Thursday, the United States (US) declared Monkeypox disease a public health emergency. The facts that you should know about the virus have been discussed below and with this, you will be able to understand this.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a disease caused due to effect of the MonkeyPox virus. Monkeypox was firstly discovered in 1958. When the monkeys were kept for research, outbreaks of “pox-like” diseases were caused in colonies. Monkeypox virus is part of the same group of viruses that causes smallpox/chicken pox. Monkeypox disease is rarely fatal.
What are the symptoms of these diseases?
The most common symptom seen in Monkeypox is rash. As it is similar to the rashes caused due to chickenpox, and other types of skin allergies.
How is monkeypox spread?
Monkeypox can spread to others through close contact with another guy, often skin-to-skin contact, including ( Getting In contact with scabs, Monkeypox rash, etc.)
It is recommended to avoid contact with animals in areas where the spread of the monkeypox virus is high. Avoid touching any material/ with a sick animal.
** Maintain good hygiene, Same as you have maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic (like washing your hands with soap and water).
** Use PPE as much as you can to prevent this virus.
** Use alcohol-based sanitizer.