Dr Colin Brown, the agency’s Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections, said on Saturday that we are working with NHS England and NHS Reform (NHSEI) to reach out to people in contact with the infected in the first confirmed cases and give them the necessary advice. . The infected person is being treated in a special unit at St Thomas’ Hospital. Hospital doctor Nicholas Price said that a team of doctors is closely monitoring the patient’s health. At present, his condition is said to be out of danger.
What is monkeypox?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox was first reported in humans in the 1970s. Since then, the presence of this virus has been confirmed in 11 countries of Africa. The earliest cases of monkeypox were reported in 1958. When this disease spread in monkeys kept for research. The first case of monkeypox in humans was reported in 1970 in Congo (Africa).
What is the risk of contracting monkeypox?
People who have come in contact with a person infected with monkeypox can also be at risk of infection. Officials are investigating in this regard. According to health experts, the rare monkeypox virus belongs to the chickenpox virus family. Its infection can also be very serious. This infection can be identified on the basis of large grains on the body of the infected person.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
According to the WHO, it can take 6 to 13 days for symptoms to appear after a monkeyvirus infection. Those infected may feel severe weakness with fever, severe headache, pain in the back and muscles. The most common symptom is the swelling of the lymph nodes. A sick person may have large pimples on his face and hands and feet. These rashes can also affect the cornea of the eye if the infection is severe.
What is the treatment for monkeypox?
According to the WHO, there is currently no cure for monkeypox. Smallpox vaccines (made from the vaccine virus) are known to be protective against monkeypox.