Monkeypox virus case confirmed in U.K.
A case of monkeypox virus has been reported in Britain, a person who returned after travelling to Nigeria has been confirmed with monkeypox virus.
Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958.
According to the World Health Organisation, the first case of monkeypox was reported in humans in the year 1970.
What is monkeypox virus ?
Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted mostly from rats and monkeys to humans.
The disease belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus, which includes variola virus, vaccinia virus, and cowpox virus.
Monkeypox is a zoonosis, meaning it is a disease that spreads from an infected animal to humans.
Symptoms of monkeypox
Dark red spots on the body.
Red rash on the skin.
symptoms of pneumonia.
Fever and headache.
To get cold
There is no cure available for this disease. But smallpox vaccines, antivirals and VIG can be used to prevent this disease.
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