The CDC first identified cluster cases of the monkeypox virus in the United States in 2003.
With the spread of the “new” monkeypox in US cities, experts are questioning whether the virus is sexually transmitted.
Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes (neck, armpits, and groin). Symptoms are followed by blisters and crusts.
Health officials say the monkeypox infection could be prevented by stockpiling vaccines from previous outbreaks.
It is thought to be a viral disease Spread among the people Pets are being kept as domestic pets by prairie dogs and other exotic animals.
Health officials are wondering if the recent spike in monkeypox in the United States and Europe is caused by a “new” virus.
In the first months of 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) tracked more than 4,500 cases and 171 deaths.
Now officials fear monkeypox has turned into a new, more contagious virus that is sexually transmitted.
The WHO said in a statement that “currently identified cases are among those involved in sexual activity and the symptoms are unfamiliar to many.”
Dr. Jeremy Faust Discovered Of the 89 monkeypox cases confirmed in Europe, only men had sex with men.
Among the confirmed cases in Europe, Dr. Faust said, “All 69 were men, including a large number of young and middle-aged adults.”
Dr Faust said the evidence “strongly indicates” that monkeypox could still be spread primarily through sexual contact, a well-known major route of transmission.
If the virus spreads through airborne droplets or from surface to skin contact, some women will be infected by now, he said.
Virologist Angela Rasmussen believes the virus spreads through the sex networks of men who then travel, which explains why the virus is popping up in other countries.
If the sex spreads within the network after the trip, it could easily explain why clusters are popping up in other countries within those expanded networks.
MonkeyPix has a fairly long incubation period. Many times for people to travel before the first vesicles pop.
– Dr. Angela Rasmussen (angie_rasmussen) May 20, 2022
“Now that it has spread to the community, it can be difficult to completely eradicate it. I don’t think it will become a major epidemic because it is a virus that is difficult to spread,” he said. ScottGottliebMD In MonkeyPix “I don’t think it’s going to be widespread.” pic.twitter.com/bq1mgxRSMQ
– Squawk Box (SquawkCNBC) May 20, 2022