After Discovering The First Case Of Monkeypox In Egypt: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Virus

After Discovering The First Case Of Monkeypox In Egypt: Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Virus

The Ministry of Health and Population announced the discovery of the first case of Monkeypox in Egypt, a 42-year-old person who holds a residence permit in a European country. All health and preventive measures were taken with those who were in contact with this person. He is isolated in a hospital designated for isolation, and the patient is in stable condition. 

But given that Monkeypox in Egyptmight start spreading, we should take a few precautions and things we should know about the virus to avoid it.

How Can you Get Monkeypox?

It is reported that the Monkeypox virus spreads through the respiratory system. It can also spread to anyone through close, personal and skin-to-skin contact – direct contact with the rash, scraps, or fluid from a person with Monkeypox.
Moreover, you can also get it by touching objects, fabrics, and surfaces that have been used by someone with Monkeypox. 

What are the symptoms of Monkeypox?

Its symptoms include high fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash resembling that of chickenpox. 
It lasts from 14 to 21 days. These symptoms are usually mild, and the patient recovers within a few weeks after receiving treatment in a specialized hospital.

Therefore, you must be careful, wear masks again, and stay away from gatherings as much as possible.

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