The incidence of monkeypox infection has been increasing rapidly in many European countries over the past month. The infection is commonly seen in parts of Central and West Africa, although since the first case was reported in England in early May, it has spread rapidly to nine European countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The question arises because the Ghaziabad health department recently sent a sample of a five-year-old girl for investigation on suspicion. Significantly, India was still completely safe from infection.
According to media reports, the girl has hearing problems, for which she came to Ghaziabad Hospital from Bihar. The examiner said that the minor had severe rash and itching on his skin. Some of the symptoms are similar to monkeypox, on the basis of which samples have been sent for testing.
The Department of Health has warned all people about the symptoms and preventative measures of monkeypox. Let's find out how to identify and prevent it.
Danger Signal in India
Monkeypox is a contagious disease that can be spread by going to an infected area or coming in contact with an infected person. Currently, officials say the girl has no recent travel history or has not come in contact with anyone who has traveled abroad in the past month. In such cases, the infection is less likely to be confirmed.
Although the symptoms look like monkeypox, samples have been sent for testing to confirm the actual facts. The health department has appealed to everyone to stay safe from this infection. Let's not know about this growing infection.
Learn about monkeypox infections
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease. The growing number of cases of this disease in many developed countries of the world is worrying. Monkeypox infection is spread through close contact with an infected person or animal, and its symptoms can last from 2 to 4 weeks. It is not very serious but in many cases, it can cause serious health problems. In severe cases, its mortality rate is reported to be 3-6 percent.
How to detect Monkey Pox
The WHO has appealed to all people to take note of the symptoms of monkeypox seriously. Infections may include high fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pain, and weakness. Large rashes appear on the patient's face and hands and feet. The incubation period of infection (from infection to onset of symptoms) is 6 to 13 days.
Ways to Prevent Monkey Pox
India is still safe from this infection. Vaccines are given in many countries around the world to prevent infection. To prevent monkeypox, avoid contact with people who have recently returned from Central and West Africa. The number of cases has also increased in some European countries, it should be noted. The health department has warned of possible dangers in the situation where people from European countries are also traveling to India.
Disclaimer: This article is based on media reports and information gathered from the World Health Organization (WHO) website. The information and facts included in the article are shared to increase your awareness and knowledge. Consult your doctor for more information on related topics.