Cases of monkeypox continue to rise in the UK. In the statement from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), it was stated that 71 new cases of monkeypox have been detected in the UK and the total number of cases in the country has risen to 179 since May 7. .
A QUARANTINE OF 21 DAYS IS RECOMMENDED
The UKHSA recommends a 21-day quarantine for people in contact with the cases, saying the risk to people is low despite the new cases. The first case of monkeypox outside of Africa was confirmed in the UK on May 7, while numerous cases have since been detected in Australia and some countries in Europe and North America.
WHAT IS A MONKEY FLOWER?
It is a rare disease that belongs to the same family of viruses as monkeypox. The virus was first discovered in colonies of research monkeys in 1958, according to the CDC. The first human case of the virus was detected in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most monkeypox infections still occur there today, but the disease has also been reported in several other countries in central and west Africa, the CDC said.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE MONKELOOM VIRUS?
The Monkeypox virus has certain symptoms that show up in different parts of the body. Among the first symptoms detected, high fever, headache, back pain, muscle pain and swelling come to the fore. As the fever increases, a rash and itching starts to occur in the body. It usually starts on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body. It usually occurs on the palms and soles of the feet. Itching can be extremely uncomfortable or painful. On the other hand, after this itching process passes, the sores on the soles of the feet and palms become scabbed and pass. Scientists and experts say that this infection can usually last between 14 and 21 days.
HOW IS THE MONKLE POLO VIRUS TRANSMITTED?
The Monkeypox virus can be easily transmitted by someone in close contact with an infected person. The virus can be transmitted through a skin wound, through breathing, or through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Experts have said the virus can also be transmitted sexually. On the other hand, this disease can also be transmitted by infected creatures such as monkeys, mice and squirrels, or by products such as bedspreads, clothes and clothes containing the virus.
According to statements made by scientists in the past, the monkeypox virus is similar to smallpox and is usually mild. Although the disease may go away on its own within a few weeks, it can be very serious in some cases. There are records of this disease causing death in West Africa.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR MONKELE BLOWERS?
Vaccination is an important step to prevent any epidemic. Vaccines developed against smallpox are also known to provide 85% protection against monkeypox. On the other hand, antiviral drugs have also been reported to have an effect.