Monkeypox Monkeypox Virus Seen in 11 Countries

Monkeypox Monkey Flower Virus Detected in the Country
Monkeypox Monkey Flower Virus Detected in the Country

Even if we are happy that we are still free from the Covid epidemic, we will regret to say that there is a situation where we have to fight another virus.

This time monkeypox has been spotted in 11 countries and has 80 confirmed cases.

So what's going on? Is it time to worry or are we overexcited that we are recovering from Covid?

Let's be clear: this is not another Covid and we may have to stay isolated in our homes again to contain the spread of monkeypox.

However, this is an unusual and unprecedented epidemic of monkey venom. This completely baffled scientists specializing in the disease. Each time the virus changed its behavior, it became a concern for experts.

The natural home of the virus is actually wild animals thought to be rodents rather than monkeys.

When someone in the rainforests of West and Central Africa comes into contact with an infected animal, the virus can jump between species.

Their skin presents as a rash that swells and then crusts.

The virus is now outside its usual home and is struggling to spread. So it needs long-term close contact for the spread to continue.

A small number of cases have previously emerged elsewhere in the world, including the UK, but all of these could be immediately linked to someone traveling to an affected country and bringing it home.

It can be said that this is a situation that should be taken seriously now. The virus is found for the first time in people who do not have a clear connection to West and Central Africa.

It's also unclear who people got it from.

Monkeypox is spread during sexual activities and in most cases there are lesions around the genitals. Most of those affected are gay and bisexual young men.

Professor Sir Peter Horby, director of Oxford University's Pandemic Sciences Institute, said: "We are in a very new situation, this is a surprise and a worry."

He says it's "not Covid-Two". He said that because the virus is "something we really want to avoid", we "must take action" to prevent it from gaining a foothold.

Treating patients with monkeypox, Dr. Hugh Adler agrees: “This is not a pattern we've seen before – it's a surprise.” he also adds.

Source: WHO

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