Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during Europe and North America

In Europe, North America, the incidence of monkeypox is spreading rapidly: 10 cases

Several countries have begun testing the temperature of incoming passengers to identify monkeypox

New Delhi:
Europe and North America have identified dozens of cases of monkeypox, a virus that is transmitted from infected animals, such as rats, to humans. The World Health Organization says it is coordinating with health officials on the new outbreak.

  1. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection similar to the human cocoon spring. It was first discovered in 1958 in a monkey kept for research. The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970.

  2. Monkeypox is caught by the bite of an infected animal or by touching its blood, body fluids or fur. It is thought to be spread by rats, such as rats, rats and squirrels. The disease can also be contracted by eating the meat of an infected animal that has not been properly cooked.

  3. Health officials point out that some of these infections can be transmitted through sexual contact. The WHO said it was also investigating whether the reported cases were identified as homosexual, bisexual or having sex with men.

  4. Fever, muscle aches, sores and chills are common symptoms of monkeypox in humans

  5. After Spain and Portugal identified more than 40 possible and verified cases, Canada is the latest country to report that it is investigating more than a dozen suspected monkeypox cases.

  6. The United States reported its first monkeypox case yesterday. A man from the eastern state of Massachusetts has tested positive for the virus after moving to Canada.

  7. Britain has confirmed nine cases since May 8.

  8. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were no reports of monkeypox for 40 years before it reappeared in Nigeria in 2017.

  9. There is currently no specific treatment for monkeypox. Patients should usually stay in a specialist hospital so that the infection does not spread and the general symptoms can be treated.

  10. The incubation period of monkeypox (interval from infection to onset of symptoms) is usually between 6 and 13 days but can be between 5 and 21 days according to WHO.

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