Can Monkeypox Become the Next Pandemic? Doctor Answers the Question

Can Monkeypox Become the Next Pandemic? Doctor Answers the Question
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With the current surge of monkeypox cases across some countries from the planet, including the US, there are plenty of reliable sources there that can give us the right answers to our questions. Thanks to science in general and medicine in particular, we can now know a lot of crucial info about monkeypox: how it spreads, what symptoms it causes, how contagious it is, what death risk it poses, and so on.

But we don’t have to beat around the bush when it comes to admitting that there’s also a lot of false information out there regarding monkeypox. While it’s every person’s right to believe whatever they want, it can become a problem if misinformation spreads.

Monkeypox won’t become another pandemic

Dr. Amesh Adalja, who is a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, comes to bring great news to all of us: monkeypox doesn’t have the potential to become a new pandemic, although some are concerned about the opposite. The doctor brings some strong arguments to support his claim.

Dr. Adalja reminds us all that there are vaccines and medicines against monkeypox. Furthermore, he says that the viral disease is not as contagious as COVID-19. 

The doctor also responded to other burning questions regarding monkeypox, and you can check out all of his answers below:

Not everything that Dr. Adalja says is good news, however. He also confirms that a person can get monkeypox from an infected animal, for instance. He even confirms that you can get infected with the viral disease from the respiratory droplets spread by another person who’s infected. However, there’s a catch here. People get infected less often in this way compared to those situations when they come into close contact with one another. 

Last but not least, we have to remind some of the monkeypox symptoms that Dr. Adalja also confirms in the video: fever, rashes, and headaches, among others.

 


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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