Monkeypox, monkeypox is endemic to Congo but now risks spreading to the West as well. The cure, to date, still does not exist
Now that the Covid-19 pandemic looks set to end positively thanks to an extensive vaccination campaign, a new threat to global health comes from Africa. We are talking about Monkeypox, also known as monkeypox.
Monkeypox: Monkeypox devastates Africa and now threatens Europe
According to reports from Outbreak News Today, in Nigeria there have been sporadic cases of Monkeypox since 2017. There is talk of about 446 suspects from Monkeypox in 30 states and 8 deaths. 32 cases were identified between January and May of this year. The most serious situation was recorded in Congo. From the beginning of 2021 to May 16, 1,515 suspected cases of Monkeypox and 49 deaths were recorded. In 2020 the infected were 6,257, of which 229 deaths.
Yesterday the news came that monkeypox is also arrived in the UK, with two cases recorded in North Wales. The news was confirmed by the British health minister, Matt Hancock, who spoke of “outbreaks”.
Monkeypox: monkeypox, what is it
Monkeypox or monkeypox is a disease born in central Africa and despite the name it is mainly transmitted by rodents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main symptoms 12 days after infection are fever, body aches and headaches. The lymph nodes swell and after 3 days from the onset of the fever, the first buboes appear on the skin filled with liquids. They usually spread from the head but can also appear in other parts of the body. The marks on the skin take on different shapes until they dry out and fall off. The Monkeypox has a course of two to four weeks. There are currently no specific treatments for monkeypox.