Monkeypox now  spreading rapidly worldwide

Monkeypox now  spreading rapidly worldwide

Of course it is a chronic disease but in a few days it has spread to twenty countries.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph glands, chills, and tiredness.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 after two outbreaks of a smallpox-like disease in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name 'monkeypox'.

The first human case of monkeypox was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Avoid contact with animals and people who are sick or who have been found dead in areas where monkeypox occurs.

The monkeypox virus is also spread through the infected person and the things they use, so any contact material, such as bedding, should be avoided.

People have been found infected with it in Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and America. Canada, Australia and France are investigating possible transmissions of the disease.

Symptoms usually appear for two to four weeks, which go away on their own.

In recent times, the proportion of mortality has been around 3-6 per cent, but it can be as high as 10 per cent.