The increasing cases of monkeypox in the country have increased the concern of the health department. Where till now 9 cases of this virus have been reported. One patient has died there. Recently, guidelines were issued by the center regarding the management of monkeypox disease. Now America has declared a public health emergency regarding this monkeypox. Let us tell you that more than 7,100 people have been affected by this disease in America. Due to this rapidly growing virus, many misconceptions are also spreading. Today we will tell how this misunderstanding can be resolved.
Know what is the misconception spread by monkeypox
The biggest misconception among people about monkeypox is that many people think that the virus can be spread by coming in contact with gay men. At the same time, the risk of women getting infected is less. But let us tell you that monkeypox is a contagious disease, which can happen to anyone. If you live with someone’s towel or someone who is infected, then you can also get this disease. According to the US CDC, monkeypox is a person’s face-to-face, direct physical contact, including having sex. It may also come in contact with his clothes or bedding.
Monkeypox can happen to a person more than once
According to a recent study by The Lancet, the monkeypox virus can persist in semen for weeks after recovery. More crowded places, public parties, where the number of people is more, the chances of spreading monkeypox are more in such places. Not only this, if a person comes in contact with an infected person more than once during the period till the first symptoms appear and the crust on the skin falls off, then he will be considered as a person in contact.
Dangerous symptoms of monkeypox
According to the CDC, the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of chickenpox. It’s not too dangerous. Let’s know what are the symptoms of monkeypox
- swollen lymph nodes
- body aches and back pain
- feeling tired
- blisters on the face and inside the mouth
- rash on hands and feet