New disease ‘monkeypox’, homosexuals are more at risk of spreading

Health agencies became alert after nine such cases came to light in Britain in the last months.

Another new disease has now appeared for the medical world, which has been battling the corona epidemic for the last two-and-a-half years. This disease has been named monkeypox. The reasons for the spread of this disease are not yet known by the doctors, yet initially it is believed that this deadly disease can also be due to sexual relationship. If someone has sex with a person suffering from monkeypox, then there is a risk of getting infected with this disease.

According to experts, although monkeypox is a disease of the type of chickenpox occurring here, but till now the reason for the spread of this disease or its treatment has not been discovered. However, doctors have come to know about some of the symptoms associated with this disease, which include pain in the neck, back and head, fever, fatigue and small marks on the body. Importantly, as of early May 2022, there were nine reported cases of monkeypox in England. Earlier a case had come to light in Nigeria. The UK Health Ministry has become alert regarding these cases. They believe that monkeypox is a rare virus and does not spread easily.

The cases of monkeypox that have been reported so far in the UK include men who are gay or bisexual in origin. That is, the risk of getting this disease is higher in gay men. Until now monkeypox was not considered a sexually transmitted disease, but now health experts are warning gay and bisexual men to be alert to this disease and if any kind of symptoms are seen, then get sexual health checkup immediately.

If you get information about what is monkeypox, then it is known that it is a flu-like disease in which the lymph node becomes swollen. The rash appears on the face and body and the infection lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. This virus does not spread easily among people. There is a possibility of spreading this disease when the patient’s body comes in contact with the flux or monkeypox wound. There is also a risk of contracting this disease, especially from coming in contact with infected animals such as monkeys, rats and squirrels. The disease also occurs through contact with objects contaminated with the virus, such as bedding or clothing.

Talking about the symptoms of the disease, fever, headache, swelling, back pain, muscle pain are the main symptoms. Apart from this, once the fever subsides, there are small pimples all over the body, pimples start on the face. Apart from this, pimples can also be seen generally on the palm of the hand and the soles of the feet. There is a complaint of itching in the pimples. Gradually these pimples dry up and fall like a scab and scars remain. This infection is seen from 14 to 21 days.

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