A person in Boston at Massachusetts Hospital has been confirmed to have monkeypox. The mystery is that the patient has no history of travel. The patient has been in Canada but there are no cases in Canada. It is believed to be the West African variety.
They are doing contact tracing to try to find out where, how and whom he/she got it from.
MonkeyPox can be transmitted by respiratory droplets.
MonkeyPox is infectious for 21 days.
Historically this is a very rare disease, but shit it is popping up everywhere suddenly.
Covid19 was said to be respiratory droplets when it was aerosol. Let’s hope it is not aerosol.
How does a person get monkeypox?
Transmission of monkeypox virus occurs when a person comes into contact with the virus from an animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin (even if not visible), respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth).
It is not clear if it can spread asymptomatically.
Can monkeypox be cured?
Currently, there is no proven, safe treatment for monkeypox virus infection. For purposes of controlling a monkeypox outbreak in the United States, smallpox vaccine, antivirals, and vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) can be used. Learn more about smallpox vaccine, antivirals, and VIG treatments.
What happens if you get monkeypox?
The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to but milder than smallpox. Infected people develop flu-like symptoms — fever, body aches, chills — but also swollen lymph nodes. With one to three days of the onset of fever, a distinctive rash appears, often starting on the face.