India reports four cases of Monkeypox virus
- Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus.
- Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in monkeys kept for research. The first human case was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Most cases are reported from the DRC and Nigeria.
- In 2003, monkeypox was recorded in the US when an outbreak occurred following the importation of rodents from Africa. Cases were reported in both humans and pet prairie dogs.
- After three cases in Kerala, a case of monkeypox has been detected in Delhi. This is the fourth case of the disease in India and crucially, this is the first case in which the patient has no history of international travel.
- The World Health Organization on Saturday declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern. There have been over 16,000 cases reported from 75 countries in the world.
- During a Monkeypox viral attack, the symptoms can be divided into two categories: invasion and skin rash.
- Monkeypox typically takes 6 to 13 days to incubate.
- The incubation period is the time between when an infection occurs and when symptoms develop in a person.
- The patient has fever, acute headache, lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes), back pain, myalgia (muscle aches), and an intense asthenia during the invasion stage, which is within the first 5 days of the illness (lack of energy).
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