Monkeypox virus has spread to more than 19 countries now, check out details about monkeyox virus and all you need to known.
Monkeypox is creating abuzz all around the world. World Health Organization, who previously said that their only focus was on COVID-19 alone have not raised a warning in many of the countries. Monkeypox virus has actually spread to 10 countries so far for with around 131 confirmed cases. There are also 106 suspected cases that could actually increase the containment in the nearby areas. Since the rise of infection, Mumbai has allocated 28 special care beds for monkeypox virus.
Symptoms of monkeypox virus:
Symptoms of Monkeypox can actually range from mild to severe depending on the detection stage. Early signs of Monkeypox virus are as included symptoms.
- Headache at constant intervals.
- Muscles pain and aches in joints, and back.
- Swollen lymph nodes.
- Having mild or high fever.
After one to three days, a rash with raised bumps develops. The rash often starts on your face and then spreads to other parts of your body, including the palms of your hands and soles of your feet. The rash starts as flat, red bumps. The bumps turn into blister, which fill with pus, after several days. the blisters crust over and fall off.
Monkeypox can spread through rash and body fluid such as pus, blood or any other kind of fluid. All the things that come in contact with the rash, specifically it’s dry part, are infectious including clothing, bedding, towels, or utensils and dishes.
Monkeypox spreads through close contact hence people who have closely interacted with the infected person are at a greater risk of infection including partners, immediate family members and health workers. Those infected with monkeypox disease are infectious while they have symptoms, between 2-4 weeks.
Currently there is no particular way to prevent the monkeypox infection. However, there are some ways that could reduce the symptoms of monkeypox virus in the body. You should first speak to your health expert and dry to monitor your symptoms. Most of the people getting infected with monkeypox have been treated without any particular treatment method. You might be given anti-allergic pills that could control the spread of virus.
Center of disease Control has mentioned that you should take smallpox vaccine and other remedies to reduce the spread of Monkeypox virus.
- Avoid contact with any materials, such as bedding, that has been in contact with a sick animal.
- Isolate infected patients from others who could be at risk for infection.
- Avoid contact with animals, that could harbor the virus (including animals that are sick or that have been found dead in areas where monkeypox occurs.
- Use personal protective equipments (PPE) when caring for patient.
- Practice good hands hygiene after contact with infected animals or humans. For example washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
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By GS India Nursing………..!!