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MonkeyPox is spreading around the globe

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By Kenny Adetunji

A compound has been found that can block the replication of the virus.

A recent outbreak of Monkeypox in Nigeria has brought to light the country’s lack of preparedness in dealing with deadly diseases. This report highlights the importance of monitoring for possible outbreaks of disease, even those that are assumed to be extinct. Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that is similar to smallpox. It is found primarily in Africa and sometimes in Asia. The Monkeypox virus is thought to be transmitted from animals to humans, and then from person to person.

The incubation period (time from exposure to symptoms) is usually 7-14 days, but can be up to 21 days. Monkeypox is characterized by a fever and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. The rash starts as small red bumps and progresses to large blisters. Other symptoms include headache, muscle aches, fever, chills, and fatigue. In severe cases, Monkeypox can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and other serious illnesses. The rash is one of the most distinctive symptoms of the illness and is often the first sign that something is wrong. The rash typically starts as a few red bumps on the face which then spread and merge into larger patches. In some cases, the rash can be quite severe and cover the entire body. The rash is usually itchy and can be quite uncomfortable. In severe cases, the rash can blister and cause the skin to peel off.

Monitoring infections and strengthening preparedness.

There is currently no vaccine available for Monkeypox, so the best way to prevent the disease is through early detection and treatment. One way to test for Monkeypox is through serological tests, which can detect the presence of antibodies in the blood that are specific to the virus. These tests can be used to confirm a diagnosis of Monkeypox, as well as to help track the spread of the disease.

Nigeria is continuing to report sporadic cases of the disease, and needs to investigate the source of outbreak to contain it. The National Technical Working Group (NTWG) is monitoring infections and strengthening preparedness/response capacity. The NTWG is composed of representatives from key government agencies and technical and logistical partners. The group is coordinating Nigeria’s response to the outbreak, including surveillance, contact tracing, laboratory testing, clinical management, and social mobilization.

Monkeypox in laboratory studies.

There have been several outbreaks of Monkeypox in Africa in recent years. The disease is most commonly found in rural areas of Africa, where people often have close contact with animals. These outbreaks are a cause for concern as the virus can be deadly in humans. It is important to take measures to avoid contact with infected animals and to seek medical help if you develop any symptoms.

A potential cure for Monkeypox may be on the horizon, as researchers have identified a compound that appears to be effective in fighting the virus. The compound, which is derived from a type of tree found in Africa, has been shown to block the replication of the virus in laboratory studies. While more research is needed to confirm its efficacy, the findings suggest that this compound could potentially be used to treat Monkeypox infections.

Cases are turning up in other Countries.

There have been several outbreaks of Monkeypox in recent years, with cases popping up in countries all over the globe, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. This virus is taken very seriously by health authorities in these countries, as it can be quite dangerous. In order to contain the spread of the virus, strict quarantine and isolation measures are often put in place for those who are infected.


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