Monkeypox cases in India: What is Monkeypox, Know its symptoms, how it spreads, risks and protection

Monkeypox cases in India: Monkeypox cases are increasing in India. The first case of monkeypox was found in the Kollam district of south Kerala on July 14. and later, A 31-year-old resident in Kerala from the Kannur district was found positive for monkeypox after he arrived from Dubai at the Mangaluru International Airport before leaving for Kannur on July 13. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness.

What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis, a virus that can be transmitted to humans from animals according to the World Health Organisation. it has emerged as the most important orthopoxvirus for public health.

What are the symptoms of Monkeypox? 

most common symptoms of monkeypox are: 

  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • fever
  • low energy
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • rashes on the face, palms or soles

How does monkeypox spread?

Monkeypox Virus can spread from person to person contact and also from animal to person contact. humans can effect by Monkeypox by coming face-to-face, skin-to-skin, mouth-to-mouth, or mouth-to-skin contact, with another infected person.

How can I protect against monkeypox?

  • Make a limit on close contact with people who are either suspected or confirmed of having monkeypox.
  • You will need to clean and disinfect the contaminated environment and surroundings
  • When you find any symptoms or get rashes on your body, immediately consult with doctors.

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