Monkeypox has caused havoc in many countries around the world. About 30 countries of the world have been affected by it. Many countries like Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK and America are suffering from it.
Here the Indian government has also become alert from monkeypox. Strict monitoring is being done at many places. Strict monitoring is being done in many cities like Mumbai, Delhi. In Mumbai, the BMC has prepared a 28-bed isolation ward for patients suspected of monkeypox at Kasturba Hospital.
Understand whatis monkeypox
Monkeypox virus is found in monkeys and many other wild animals. After being exposed to this virus, the patient feels fever, body pain, chills and fatigue.
In severe cases, the rash may appear on many parts of the body such as the face, hands. This disease, caused by monkeypox virus, is similar to smallpox which is not very serious.
How is monkeypox spread?
Monkeypox is spread when a person comes into contact with another person, animal, or virus infected with the virus. The virus can enter the body through the skin, respiratory tract, or through the eyes, nose and mouth. It can be spread from animal to human by bite or scratch.
Pregnant women and children are at greater risk
Monkeypox virus usually gets better on its own, but it can prove to be serious in some people. Such people include young children, pregnant women and people with very weak immunity. Children younger than 5 years are more prone to it.
How to defend
The only way to stop the virus from spreading from person to person is to keep distance from infected people. However, it is not a practical measure but it is necessary to do it. No case has come up in India so far.
Despite this, pregnant women need to be careful. Do not share your food, water, bedding, towels with anyone. Keep a distance from a person who has the problem of cold, cough and sneezing. To keep immunity good, eat fruits, salads and drink milk, juice