While the world has not fully recovered from the Corona pandemic yet, it woke up yesterday to news that a new virus from central and southern Africa has begun to spread in Canada, the United States and Europe, and this virus is called “monkeypox”.
Several infections with this virus were recorded in Belgium, France, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal and America, while the first infection was recorded in Europe in the United Kingdom for a man who returned from Nigeria, and the number of cases increased to 20.
According to the World Health Organization, “monkeypox” is transmitted from one person to another through the respiratory system and droplets emitted from a person carrying the virus are inhaled.
The first signs of infection with this virus are clear skin changes, accompanied by very mild symptoms, including headache and high body temperature. According to the available medical reports, the virus is not dangerous or fatal and the patient recovers from it automatically after a few weeks of recovery.
At a time when the world is still recovering from the Corona pandemic, which has spread in the world for more than two years, there are fears that this virus will turn into a global epidemic, just as it happened with the Corona virus, but scientists assured people that the impact of this virus is light compared to “ Covid-19.
It is noteworthy that there is no vaccine for this virus, but the vaccination for chickenpox would protect people by 85 percent from the disease, because there are similarities between the two viruses.