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Two people with monkeypox in uk required hospital care. It was announced that a third case was diagnosed on 7 May, which is the reason for the declaration of the disease in uk

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What is monkeypox outbreak

The Monkeypox outbreak is a disease caused by monkeys. It is not fatal but it can be deadly if untreated. The symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle pain, and backache. There are no vaccines available for the disease and it cannot be prevented by vaccination or quarantine.

Monkeypox is not as serious as Ebola which has been in the news lately but it should still be taken seriously because of its symptoms and the lack of vaccine or treatment options.

Were did monkeypox come from

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Monkeypox is an emerging disease that has been in the news recently because of its spread from Central Africa to the United Kingdom.

Monkeypox has been in the news because it is a disease that was first discovered in non-human primates. The virus can be transmitted from monkeys to humans and cause severe illness, including death.

How is it spread

Monkeypox in uk is an acute, highly fatal zoonotic virus that causes severe fever, headache, and rash in humans. The virus is transmitted through contact with the saliva or other body fluids of infected monkeys.

Monkeys carrying this disease can be found in some areas, and the droplets from their body fur could result in someone with monkeypox coming into contact with contaminated materials. These surfaces may also contain other people’s monkeypox virus particles, resulting in a third person passing the disease to you.

The monkeypox in UK has seen an increase in cases since when it was introduced to the country from Africa. This disease can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected animal or person.

So looking over the disease

On 29 April 2022, the patient developed a rash. The next day, it was confirmed that the disease had been contracted and the patient was isolated on 3 May. Monkeys can get plague, so the disease outbreak made sense. Contingent on the numbers of people who were in contact with monkeys during this outbreak and whether it affected them, we’ve been able to identify people who might be home sick. By doing so, it’s meant that we’ve limited the spread of virus and are closing in on containment. Routine follow-up tests are conducted on individuals meeting the criteria for this case for 21 days after the last exposure.

The risk of the virus spreading from Nigeria to other parts of the world is minimal since the source came to light in this instance. However, there is a likely risk that it may spread and pose additional challenges for those countries and communities closer to Nigeria’s borders.

Although it is a much milder strain of smallpox, it’s still serious enough to be fatal. In some cases, though, people recover from it within a few weeks, but in others it can be fatal.It is often mistaken for more common rash illnesses like chickenpox, measles, scabies and syphilis, which makes it difficult to diagnose early.The only way to protect yourself against this virus is through vaccination or avoiding contact with infected animals or people.

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Latest Update on monkeypox 19 may 2022

The recent UK monkeypox reveal adds four more cases and increasing the total confirmed number to seven. Health bosses said it was best to continue to practice safe medical practices, as always, during this period of continued high risk of exposure.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), announced on Monday that four cases have been detected of the in London, and one in the North East of England .

The health agency is working to find links between the latest four cases, which all have been infected in the capital of london.

So two of the four individuals who have caught the virus have been in contact with each other.

Monkeypox virus symptoms

In humans, the monkeypox virus symptoms are similar to but milder than the symptoms of smallpox. The disease begins with fever followed by a headache. Combatting Smallpox was a major concern during the 17th century and there have been many successful efforts to eradicate it. Monkeypox is a different type of virus that is growing in transmission today, causing symptoms similar to smallpox but with significant differences. For example, while smallpox causes lymph nodes to swell (lymphadenopathy), monkeypox does not.

  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Within 1 to 3 days, patients with feverish symptoms develop a rash that is more likely to cause discomfort., which often begins on their face before spreading to other areas of the body

Rashes are common in people who reach a feverish state. There is no one reason that causes it to happen and it often happens to people without any warning symptoms.

Monkeypox virus is a disease that can cause death in as many as 7-14% of individuals. It typically lasts for 2-4 weeks. In Africa, monkeypox has been shown to cause death in 1 out 10 people who contract the disease.

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