The prevalence of this disease is higher in Europe than in other regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of monkeypox as a global health emergency a few days ago.
This time, the organization said, so far, more than 18 thousand people in the world have been affected by this disease caused by the virus. Monkeypox prevalence is higher in Europe than in other regions.
According to the World Health Organization, although the monkeypox outbreak started on the African continent, 98% of the infected are from countries outside Africa. Homosexual men are relatively more affected by this disease.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday (July 27) that the outbreak is preventable even if it is an epidemic.
If we are more moderate and conscious in choosing sexual partners, it is possible to control the transmission of this disease. Self-defense against this disease depends a lot on yourself.
He also said that in recent times, about 10% of monkeypox patients had to be admitted to hospital for treatment. Already 5 people have lost their lives due to this disease.
Monkeypox was first identified in humans in the DRC in 1970. Monkeypox first spread to humans from wild animals in Africa, such as rats or similar animals.
- There is currently no specific vaccine for monkeypox, but the smallpox vaccine provides up to 45% protection against the virus.
- According to the World Health Organization, the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of smallpox. But it is gentle.
- In the beginning, fever, headache, body ache, fatigue, lethargy etc. appear. Lymph nodes may become swollen. Within three days a rash appeared all over the body, which later started on the face and spread over the body.
As with smallpox, the first red, then watery pimples inside, finally dry and fall off. This disease lasts two to four weeks.
Then it heals on its own. In most cases, this disease does not cause any major complications.
According to the US Centers for Infectious Disease Control (CDC), a person with monkeypox is likely to develop a rash similar to chicken pox on the face and body.
It preceded by flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and tonsillitis.🔱