Even Children Might Suffer From Monkeypox, and the Outcome Could Be Worse Than Expected

Even Children Might Suffer From Monkeypox, and the Outcome Could Be Worse Than Expected
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Researchers made it clear that anybody can suffer from monkeypox, and the symptoms are not pleasant at all. The patient will be dealing with a rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, fever, and more. 

According to Daily Mail, there’s now concern that the monkeypox virus might reach children by the end of 2022. To make matters worse, the little ones might be significantly more vulnerable in the face of the virus than adults. The same source tells us that vaccination is essential in stopping the spread and that there aren’t enough jabs available.

Monkeypox could be lethal for children

Daily Mail also reveals that monkeypox could turn out to be lethal for children who contract the disease.

Two jabs of the monkeypox vaccine are needed for a person. But unfortunately, there aren’t enough vaccines for the monkeypox virus available.

Dr. Claire Dewsnap, who is president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, stated as Daily Mail quotes:

Health officials have told us the current strategy is to get hold of 50,000 doses of the vaccine, but since we need to give out two doses, that means only 25,000 people will get them and that’s not nearly enough,

Currently monkeypox is just affecting this sub-group of Britons, but if cases keep rising it won’t stay that way. When it eventually breaks out into the wider population, we’ll need a lot more vaccines than we can feasibly get our hands on.

Children and pregnant women are among the groups vulnerable to monkeypox. According to experts, more vaccinations are needed to prevent the disease from spreading to these individuals.

A person can become infected with monkeypox after getting into close contact with another or by touching contaminated objects.


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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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