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A second case of monkeypox was reportedly discovered in England, just days after the first-ever case in the country was confirmed in Cornwall. Both patients are believed to have recently visited Nigeria, but the two cases appear unrelated, the Independent reported.
“The patient is being cared for on our specialist infectious and tropical diseases unit, by highly trained staff who are experienced in dealing with a variety of infectious diseases.”
Monkeypox virus Monkeypox virus is a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus and a species of the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae. It is one of the human orthopoxviruses that includes variola, cowpox, and vaccinia viruses. Wikipedia Symptoms: Fever, headache, muscle pains, blistering rash, swollen lymph nodes Medication: Cidofovir Causes: Monkeypox virus Higher classification: Orthopoxvirus Rank: Species Did you know: Samples taken from people and animals with suspected monkeypox virus infection should be handled by trained staff working in suitably equipped laboratories. who.int
The monkeypox virus is similar to human smallpox, a disease that has been eradicated in 1980. Although monkeypox is much milder than smallpox, it can be fatal. ... There is no specific treatment or vaccine available although prior smallpox vaccination was highly effective in preventing monkeypox as well.Jun 6, 2018 Monkeypox - World Health Organization www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox
Monkey pox can spread to humans from an infected animal through an animal bite or direct contact with the animal's lesions or body fluids. The disease also can be spread from person to person, although it is much less infectious than smallpox. Monkeypox - Vineland Health Department www.vldhealth.org/pdf/monkeypox.pdf