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The federal government has issued guidelines on controlling monkey pox. So far, 300 cases have been reported in infected countries.

Here you can find out what are the symptoms and treatments for this disease.

Symptoms of Monkeypox:

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkey pox starts with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain and fatigue.

Swelling of the lymph nodes in particular (lymphadenopathy), which does not cause enlargement.


How long does it take for symptoms to show up?
Symptoms of Monkeypox last for at least two to four weeks. Symptoms usually appear within 7 to 14 days of infection. But may last up to 5-21 days.

What is the spread of the disease?

The disease spreads in four different stages. In the first stage 0 to 5 days fever, headache and lymphadenopathy occur.

Inflammation of the lymph nodes is the main symptom of Monkeypox. It is not seen during measles and chickenpox. People with the disease can be seen feeling weak.

Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during the first two days after exposure to the flu. About 95% of infections occur on the face. In 75% of cases, it is found on the palms and soles of the feet.

It affects about 70% of the oral mucosa. Due to this, the areas around the iris, the iris and the genital area can also be affected.

The eruption stage lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. During that period the ulcers become more painful. Fluid may come out first, then pus may form and scabs may form.

The Federal Ministry of Health says patients with symptoms such as eye pain, vision loss, shortness of breath and decreased urine output should be isolated and cared for.

Monkeypox – What Are The Treatments?

There is no known cure for monkeypox. The World Health Organization recommends treatment based on symptoms.

Affected persons are advised to be isolated immediately. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, skin rashes should be cleaned with disinfectant.

Mouth sores should be managed by rinsing the mouth with warm salt water

Understanding the effects of monkeypox is good. Doctors say it can be effectively managed with available medical treatments.

Dr.Hemlatha Arora, Senior Consultant for Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, said people with monkeypox should not panic.

Importantly, Monkeypox should not be confused with another common viral infection.


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