What is smallpox and what are the symptoms? Contact – how to spread the infection

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What is smallpox and what are the symptoms? Contact – how to spread the infection.

Smallpox monkeys ( Monkeypox ) is an infectious disease cause by a group of viruses. Orthopoxvirus which is the same group as the smallpox virus or smallpox. Most of them are found in many parts of Central and West Africa. It is a contagious disease with mild symptoms. have a low mortality rate Mostly found in young children. Report from โปรโมชั่น ufabet

What is smallpox? How is it different from normal?

Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Disease Control explained that ” smallpox ” is a disease caused by a virus. Orthopoxvirus It is a rare contagious disease between animals and people. This disease is found mainly in central and western Africa. The monkeypox virus is a strain of virus that is similar to the virus that causes in humans and cowpox. It is found in many animals. Especially monkeys and many types of rodents such as rats, squirrels, rabbits, etc. Wild animals and pets can also be infected. Including people can infecte with this infection as well.

Smallpox can transmit from:

  • Animals to humans by direct contact with blood, secretions, pus, animal pustules, animal rashes, being bitten or scratched by an infected animal. Eating food that contains infected and undercooked meat
  • Person to person by direct contact with secretions such as coughing, sneezing, rashes, pustules, pus, objects contaminated by the patient. which usually comes from sharing things with patients

Symptoms of monkeys

Symptoms of smallpox appear 7-14 days after infection. The most common symptoms include:

  1. Fever, tiredness, headache, body aches
  2. enlarged lymph nodes
  3. About 1-3 days after the fever, there will be small rash-like blisters on the body. These blisters will become inflamed and dry by themselves in 2-4 weeks, with the following changes in order:
    • flat rash
    • red blister mixed with water blister
    • pustules
    • The pustules burst into ulcers.
    • scab

How to treat smallpox monkeys in humans

There is currently no specific treatment. But most symptoms will go away on their own within 2-4 weeks. Treatment will focus on symptom relief such as fever reducers, pain relievers, antiviral drugs, etc. But if symptoms do not improve, You should immediately consult a doctor for a more detailed physical examination.

Prevention of monkeypox can achieve by avoiding close contact with infecte patients or animals. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Wear a mask when in areas at risk of spreading. and vaccination against. This can help reduce the risk of infection.