Monkeypox has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. as the cases are increasing with every passing day. it can create a situation of emergency in the country. So, the officials need the support of the citizens to keep it under control.
Dr. Roy Gulick, chief of infectious disease at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian also warned to be cautious about it. It can become the next pandemic after coronavirus. He has also said that people need not be afraid of it.
As the cases are on the rise day by day. Precautions need to be taken against monkeypox. Combined support from the officials and citizens is required to fight against this disease. The symptoms need to be recognized in the early stage to avoid health risks.
What are the Symptoms of Monkeypox?
As per reports, different people have experienced different symptoms of monkeypox. Some of them have mild symptoms whereas others have reported having severe symptoms. Symptoms which are commonly seen are more likely of smallpox.
- High temperature
- Cough & cold
- Muscle aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
These are followed by a rash in the coming 2-3 weeks. The rash was noticed on the face, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, eyes, mouth, throat, groin, and genital and/or anal regions of the body.
Where is Monkeypox Spreading?
More than 16000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 75 countries. In the US itself, 2900 cases have been confirmed. New York has a maximum no. of cases and almost 900 out of 2900 cases have been found in NY city. After that California reported about 336 cases.
The disease can spread through direct skin-to-skin contact or by touching the belongings like clothes, and bed sheet which contains fluid of the person infected with monkeypox. It takes almost 4 weeks to recover from monkeypox.
Are Monkeypox Treatments Available?
As per the director of WHO, infected people who have a high health risk which may include children, pregnant women, and people with serious rashes may require the drug or antivirals. The drugs suggested are the same as those used by smallpox patients and it is still under investigation.