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What is the Monkeypox Virus?
Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes variola virus (which causes smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus.

How do you get the monkeypox?
Monkeypox virus is known to spread through close contact with the lesions, bodily fluids and respiratory droplets of infected people or animals.

Can monkeypox be treated?
No standard-of-care treatment for the virus currently exists and only anecdotal reports suggest benefit with antivirals. “Most patients are not going to have severe enough infection to merit antiviral treatment, but it will be important to study the use of antivirals during this outbreak in 2022.

Why is it called monkey pox virus?
The name “monkeypox” originated in 1958 after the first cases were documented in monkeys being used for research. However, monkeys are not major carriers of the disease. Monkeypox is usually transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal, or by touching an infected animal’s blood, body fluids, or fur.

Where is monkeypox found in the body?
Within one to three days after development of a fever, they will get a rash. The rash typically develops into raised bumps filled with fluid. It often starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body, but can originate on other areas of the body.

What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
In humans, the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to but milder than the symptoms of smallpox. Monkeypox begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, and exhaustion.
The illness begins with fever, headaches, muscle aches, backaches, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue.

How do I know if I have monkeypox?
You can get a self test kit at, or you can consult your doctor.

How do you treat monkeypox?
At this time, there are no specific treatments available for monkeypox infection, but monkeypox outbreaks can be controlled. Smallpox vaccine, cidofovir, ST-246, and vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) can be used to control a monkeypox outbreak.
However, you can treat the symptoms.
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What does monkeypox look like?
It’s characterized by a fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a widespread rash. The rash causes many lesions on the face and extremities

Does monkeypox go away?
Monkeypox is usually mild and most people recover within a few weeks without treatment. But as the infection can spread through close contact, it’s important to isolate if you’re diagnosed with it. You may be asked to isolate at home if your symptoms are mild.

How long does the monkeypox last?
The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks.

Is monkeypox highly contagious?
The clinical presentation of monkeypox resembles that of smallpox, a related orthopoxvirus infection which was declared eradicated worldwide in 1980. Monkeypox is less contagious than smallpox and causes less severe illness.

What happens if you get monkeypox?
Monkeypox symptoms and signs include headache, skin rash, fever, body aches, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. It produces symptoms similar to smallpox, but milder. The time from infection to the onset of symptoms, which is referred to as the incubation period, can range from five to 21 days.

Do monkeypox leave scars?
Pitted scars and/or areas of lighter or darker skin may remain after scabs have fallen off. Once all scabs have fallen off a person is no longer contagious.

How can monkeypox be prevented?
The smallpox vaccine Jynneos (Bavarian Nordic) has an FDA indication for the prevention of monkeypox, and an older-generation vaccine (ACAM2000, Sanofi Pasteur Biologics Co.) may be used off-label for monkeypox, according to Adalja and Inglesby.

How to prevent monkeypox and protect yourself?
Avoid coming into contact with people recently diagnosed with the virus or those who may have been infected.
Wear a face mask if you are in close contact with someone who has symptoms.
Use condoms and keep an eye out for symptoms if you have recently changed sexual partners.
Avoid coming into contact with animals that could be carrying the virus. This includes sick or dead animals and particularly those with a history of infection, such as monkeys, rodents and prairie dogs.
Practice good hand hygiene, especially after coming into contact with infected — or suspected infected — animals or humans. For instance, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Use personal protective equipment when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected monkeypox infection.
Only eat meat that has been cooked thoroughly.

Monkeypox can also be transmitted via surfaces and materials, so it’s wise to avoid touching materials that have been in contact with a sick human or animal.

What to do if you catch monkeypox
f you suspect that you may have contracted monkeypox, you should isolate yourself from physical contact with others and seek medical advice immediately.

Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headaches, muscle ache, swelling and backpain. Rashes and lesions then typically emerge on the face, hands, feet, eyes, mouth or genitals within one to five days. Those rashes turn into raised bumps and then blisters, which may fill with white fluid before breaking and scabbing over.

Many of the symptoms of the virus can be easily confused with other diseases, such as chickenpox, herpes or syphilis, however, so medical confirmation is important.

If you are diagnosed with monkeypox, you will need to isolate until the virus has passed. The illness is typically mild and most people recover within two to four weeks.

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