Health officials in the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic on Tuesday (May 25, 2022) confirmed the first case of the monkeypox virus in their countries. A case of monkeypox has also been reported in the Czech Republic in a woman who had returned from a festival in Belgium.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is an orthopoxvirus infection, a rare disease that resembles smallpox or chickenpox. The disease first appeared in monkeys in 1958, giving it the name monkeypox. In the year 1970, the first case of monkeypox was reported in a youth.
What is the cause of monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a contagious disease that can easily spread from person to person. If a person spreads it to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal or through material contaminated with the virus. This virus is less contagious than smallpox and causes less severe illness.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
The symptoms of monkeypox appear very quickly, with a mild to severe fever at first. Along with fever, the infected may feel muscle pain, stiffness, and weakness. Along with this, as the disease of monkeypox progresses, the lymph nodes of the infected patient start to swell, which is the biggest hallmark of monkeypox.
Due to monkeypox, within five days, marks of smallpox ie mother start forming in the body of the patient, due to which the patient has to face many other problems. When monkeypox occurs, the patient mainly sees the following symptoms:-
- Muscle pain
- Back pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
Wounds caused by monkeypox go through the following stages before they heal:
Monkeypox gets better on its own within 21 days.
Spread of Monkey Pox
Enrique Ruiz Escudero, Member of the Assembly of the Spanish capital Madrid, said on Monday that so far 30 cases have been confirmed in the capital. Escudero says officials are investigating a link between the recent gay parade on the Canary Islands and the spread of the disease. More than 80 thousand people came to this program. Apart from this, the infection has also been reported in Madrid Sauna.
In this regard, virologist Mike Skinner of Imperial College, London, says that "the nature of the sexual activity is intimate contact, in such a situation the possibility of spreading the disease increases, in which a person Irrespective of the sexual orientation and the mode of infection, it is clear that the risk of contracting this disease is very high by having sex.
In the midst of increasing cases of monkeypox, UK health officials have informed the media in a statement that the cases of monkeypox that are coming to the fore in Britain and Europe have increased.