Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “While this case is rare, it will not spread to many people. We do not currently see any threat to the general public from this disease. Apart from Nigeria, the outbreak of this disease is middle. And was seen in 1970 in West African countries.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, monkeypox was seen in America in 2003. Also said that it is working with airline, state and local health authorities to trace passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare viral pox-like disease belonging to the smallpox family, but it is mild. It can be spread by contact with respiratory droplets, body fluids, or contact with an infected animal or animal products. The disease is called monkeypox because it was first identified in laboratory monkeys.
This disease has been seen more in Central and West Africa
Monkeypox mostly occurs in Central and West Africa. The first human case of monkeypox was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The United States saw a major outbreak among humans in 2003 after the virus spread from imported African rodents to domesticated prairie dogs.
symptoms of monkeypox
According to the CDC, the symptoms of monkeypox usually begin with a flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes, then a widespread rash on the face and body. Most infections last for 2-4 weeks. No specific treatment is known for monkeypox infection. However, a vaccine against monkeypox and smallpox has been licensed in the US. (agency input)