The very first case of the monkeypox virus has been recorded and confirmed in South Africa.
This articles focuses on everything you need to know about monkeypox in South Africa.
The first case.
The first case of monkeypox in was confirmed to be of a 30 year old man who has no history of traveling outside South Africa.
This means that the man could have contracted the virus from another individual who traveled outside the borders of South Africa.
What causes Monkeypox.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, the infection of the virus then causes the disease.
How can you get monkeypox?
Just like some viruses, monkey pox can be spread through close contact with an individual or an animal that has contracted the virus. Even though monkeypox is not classified as a sexually transmitted disease it has been reported that individuals can contract the virus from sexual intercourse with an infected individual.
How is Monkeypox treated?
Monkey pox does not have a specific treatment, cases may differ and the disease often dissolves on its own. Your doctor might however prescribe some pain medication or cream to relieve the pain or itching.
Headaches, muscles ache, exhaustion, chills and backaches. Symptoms might differ from individual to individual.
Can monkeypox kill you?
Monkeypox is beloved to be a rare dishes that is mild, the fatality rate is fairly low. The most severe cases include children, pregnant women or individuals with compromised immune systems.
When to contact your doctor.
If you have any reason to believe that you might have contracted monkeypox is advisable to visit your doctor, or contact them for more information. Or you can contact the health department or the national institute for communicable diseases for more information on the virus.
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Source : https://www.nicd.ac.za/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-monkeypox/
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