CDC found two confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the U.S., where children are being treated!

CDC found two confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the U.S., where children are being treated!

Updated on July 26, 2022 10:50 AM by Dhinesh


It is a rare disease similar to smallpox caused by the Monkeypox virus from the family called orthopoxvirus. It is mostly found in areas of Africa but seen in other areas of the world. In 1958, two outbreaks of a pox-like disease were discovered in a group of monkeys.

Affected human!

Monkeypox virus has two types, one from Central Africa and another from West Africa. It spreads mainly through human contact with infected rodents, sometimes spread through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. As of 2022, the outbreak was less severe in the West African clade.

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Is Monkeypox found in the United States?

The outbreak of Monkeypox outside of Africa occurred in the United States in the spring of 2003. The infected rodents spread the virus to pet prairie dogs and infected 47 people in the Midwest. In 2022, this brought an outbreak to regions outside Africa, including Europe, the Americans, and Australia.

Signs and symptoms!

You can get symptoms a few weeks before fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes. The rash starts as flat red bumps that can be painful. The current outbreak symptoms include lesions, no swollen lymph nodes, less fever, and other signs of illness.

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How does it gets spread?

Monkeypox spreads if you come in contact with an infected animal or person infected with the virus. Animal-to-person transition occurs through broken skin like bites or direct contact with an infected animal's blood.

Person-to-person infection is less common. This transmission occurs when you come in contact with an infected person's sores, scabs, and respiratory droplets. You can also get spread if you are in contact with contaminated materials like clothing, bleeding, and other linens by an infected person.

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Two cases in the U.S.!

Monkeypox gets better on its own without treatment. Your healthcare provider will monitor your condition and give you antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed two children had been diagnosed with Monkeypox. The WHO announced that the Monkeypox outbreak had been elevated to a public health emergency.

Report to WHO!

The IHR Emergency Committee convened 3040 cases of Monkeypox from 47 countries reported to the WHO. Monkeypox has grown to more than 16,000 cases in 75 countries and territories, including five deaths.

Monkeypox around the world!

Multiple cases of Monkeypox began to pop up around the world. In 2003, the U.S. had an outbreak of 47 Monkeypox cases. In May, the first U.S. case was reported in Massachusetts. According to the CDC of 2022 Monkeypox outbreak, 2891 cases were confirmed in the U.S.

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