If you’re dealing with an awful skin rash, the chances are that you’re infected with monkeypox. The virus can cause plenty of other symptoms, and ultimately, it can even kill the patient in some relatively rare cases.
Cases of monkeypox are on the rise, and different parts of the globe are confronted with them. CNN reveals that more than 100 cases of infection with the virus have been reported across 12 countries so far.
It could just be the beginning in the US
The USA is also among those 12 countries that reported cases of infection with the monkeypox virus, and the others are Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom..
To be more precise, 92 confirmed cases, as well as 28 suspected cases of infection with monkeypox were reported, according to information provided by the WHO (World Health Organization).
However, there’s no use to start panicking. Dr. Ashish Jha, who’s the White House COVID response coordinator, brought some good news for ABC as CNN quotes:
But I feel like this is a virus we understand, we have vaccines against it, we have treatments against it, and it’s spread very differently than SARS-CoV-2,
It’s not as contagious as Covid. So I am confident we’re going to be able to keep our arms around it,
But we’ll track it very closely and use the tools we have to make sure we can continue to prevent further spread and take care of the people who get infected.
Luckily for all of us, monkeypox spreads only through close contact with another person or with contaminated areas. Someone can get infected after exposure to respiratory droplets, broken skin, mucous membranes, and so on.