Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an infectious viral disease that can occur in humans and some other animals. Symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that forms blisters and then... Wikipedia

  • Symptoms:  Fever, headache, muscle pains, shivering, blistering rash, swollen lymph nodes
  • Complications:  Secondary infections, eye infection, visual loss, scarring, encephalitis, sepsis, bronchopneumonia
  • Usual onset:  5–21 days post exposure
  • Duration:  2 to 4 weeks
  • Types:  Central African (Congo Basin), West African
  • Causes:  Monkeypox virus
  • Diagnostic method:  Testing for viral DNA
  • Differential diagnosis:  Chickenpox, smallpox
  • Prevention:  Smallpox vaccine, hand washing, covering rash, PPE, keeping away from sick people
  • Treatment:  Supportive, antivirals, vaccinia immune globulin
  • Medication:  Tecovirimat
  • Prognosis:  Most recover
  • Data source:  Duck Go
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