How Worried Should We Be About Monkeypox?

Cases have suddenly been detected in North America, U.K., and Europe.

The past weeks, health officials in America, Canada, Australia, and Britain have all reported suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox disease in their regions. There has been a European outbreak, as well. The question is: How concerned should we be?

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection that was first discovered in 1958. It's a milder version of the human smallpox. According to the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, the first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Australia and Canada were the latest countries to announce suspected cases. Most people recover within several weeks and is only fatal in rare instances. Nevertheless, it has infected various people in Central and Western Africa

It is, however, rare in Europe and North America. In Britain, officials have already confirmed nine cases since the start of May. The first person to have gotten it was said to have traveled from Nigeria. Later cases, on the other hand, may have been spread through community transmission.

The World Health Organization also reported that many cases were that many of the cases were homosexual or bisexual men. “We are seeing transmission among men having sex with men,” said WHO Assistant Director General Dr. Soce Fall at a recent press conference.

Monkeypox often begins with flu-like symptoms. These include swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches, and fever. The rashes on the body and face appear afterwards.

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