Monkey Pox hits More States in Nigeria (Avoid Contact with the Affected)

This is a means of helping you be aware of the dangers! Monkey pox can be transmitted. It is a virus disease and is transmitted from animals to human beings. The World Heal organization also have more to say about Monkey Pox.

But sometimes, there is human-human transmissions. It recently hits another sates in Nigeria and the symptoms are already noticed. The affected individuals were quarantined, but it’s right if you keep your own household very safe from the virus attack.

I’m pretty sure you will not love to see your family being affected by Monkey Pox. Read this post and ensure you share, to help other be on guard.

It was first noticed in Bayelsa state of Nigeria, but late this evening, a new record of Money pox was mentioned in Rivers State.

 

What is Monkey Pox?

Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms in humans similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although less severe. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980.However, monkeypox still occurs sporadically in some parts of Africa.

Monkeypox is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae.Monkey pox in Nigeria

The virus was first identified in the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1958 during an investigation into a pox-like disease among monkeys.

Other facts

Monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.

The monkeypox virus can cause a fatal illness in humans and, although it is similar to human smallpox which has been eradicated, it is much milder.

The monkeypox virus is transmitted to people from various wild animals but has limited secondary spread through human-to-human transmission.

Typically, case fatality in monkeypox outbreaks has been between 1% and 10%, with most deaths occurring in younger age groups.

There is no treatment or vaccine available although prior smallpox vaccination was highly effective in preventing monkeypox as well.

 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has listed the major facts about the disease. Monkeypox is not a newly discovered disease, it has been known for decades, although relatively rare. Dr Charles-Davies OA, a medical doctor and founder of 25 Doctors, a platform where you can ask doctors questions online, spoke with News men about the ways the disease is transmitted.

 

However, it has a similarity with the popular Ebola virus and you are expected to be on guard at all time. And even though the virus effects are dangerous, hereare few more thing you might want to learn and how to be off the possible hook:

Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs161/en/

 

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