New Delhi: As the corona virus is making the people of the world sick, monkey pox infection is causing panic as a result. Identified as a highly contagious disease, the disease has also entered India.
India’s first case of monkeypox has been reported in Kerala. In this context, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also issued guidelines to control the spread of monkey fever.
Health experts said that this infection can be controlled with adequate awareness. What is monkeypox? What are the symptoms of this? What are the treatment options? Complete information about these can be found in this post.
What is monkeypox?
Measles is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to humans. Although it is first spread from animals, it can easily spread from an infected person to others. It was named monkey pox because it was first observed in monkeys.
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- Common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, and fatigue.
- Some people may also experience extreme fatigue, body cold and swollen lymph nodes.
- The incubation period (from infection to symptoms) of monkeypox is usually 7-14 days. However, it may take up to 5-21 days.
How does the disease progress?
Monkey measles progresses through four distinct stages. The first stage is the proliferative period. It will be between 0-5 days. Experts say it usually takes 7 to 21 days for symptoms to appear. Symptoms include fever, headache and swollen lymph nodes.
Swelling of the lymph nodes is one of the characteristic features of monkey measles. A few days after the onset of symptoms, patients become fatigued.
Monkey pox: What is the Treatment?
- There is still no proven cure for monkey measles. The World Health Organization recommends appropriate treatment based on symptoms.
- Doctors usually prescribe antiviral drugs for this.
- Medicines to boost immunity will also be given.
- Infected persons are advised to isolate immediately.
- Smallpox vaccine is used in the treatment of monkeypox in the United States. This vaccine is administered in two doses 28 days apart.
- Isolation is recommended as the mainstay of treatment.