Monkeypox-related outbreaks are rare, but are still important to the warn. It’s one of the few infectious diseases our providers can’t offer protect Yourself , so it can be an important cause for concern for families who travel abroad or those in close contact with a traveler who may have been infected by monkeypox.
What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that is similar to smallpox. The monkeypox virus can cause a serious, sometimes fatal, illness in humans. It is important to be aware of the risks of this disease and how to protect yourself from it. Early diagnosis and treatment of monkeypox is critical to preventing serious illness or death.
How can I protect myself from Monkeypox?
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from Monkeypox. First, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations. This includes the smallpox vaccine, which is the best defense against Monkeypox. Second, avoid contact with wild animals and any rodents or monkeys.
If you must come into contact with these animals, wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Finally, avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if they have a rash. If you think you may have been exposed to Monkeypox, see a doctor immediately.
Where are monkeypox cases found in 2019?
monkeypox is usually mild, with symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. However, in some cases the virus can cause more severe illness, such as pneumonia and skin lesions. In rare cases, monkeypox can be fatal.
There is no specific treatment for monkeypox. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting the patient’s immune system.
The best way to protect yourself from monkeypox is to avoid contact with infected animals. If you live in an area where monkeypox is common, you should also avoid close contact with people who are ill with the virus.
What about wild animal contact with humans, animals and test other animals for infection?
There are a few things you can do to minimize your risk of contracting monkeypox from contact with wild animals:
-Avoid contact with wild animals, especially those that appear sick.
– If you must handle wild animals, wear gloves and other protective clothing.
– Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling wild animals.
– Do not bring wild animals into your home.
– If you have come into contact with a wild animal that may be infected with monkeypox, monitor your health closely for 21 days and seek medical attention if you develop any symptoms of the disease.