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Dr. Loren Ketai
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Monkeypox (Overview)

Monkeypox is a type of virus that actually infects rodents more than monkeys, and rarely infects humans. It leads a disease similar to smallpox infection that can include fever and swollen lymph nodes.


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What are the tests for monkeypox?

What are the tests for monkeypox?

Several: One can isolate the virus from the lesions, or antibodies can be measured in your blood. There is also a pcr available. ...Read more

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Dr. Loren Ketai
13 doctors shared insights

Monkeypox (Overview)

Monkeypox is a type of virus that actually infects rodents more than monkeys, and rarely infects humans. It leads a disease similar to smallpox infection that can include fever and swollen lymph nodes.


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What are the long term symptoms of monkeypox?

What are the long term symptoms of monkeypox?

Less Than Smallpox: Monkeypox usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks and resolved without problems. In africa, monkeypox is fatal in approximately 10% of people. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about monkeypox?

Does anyone know anything about monkeypox?

Yes: Human monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of central and west africa near tropical rainforests where there is frequent contact with infected animals. Usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Human monkeypox can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox or chickenpox. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for monkeypox?

What is the treatment for monkeypox?

Poxvirus rx: There are no licensed medications for any of the pox viruses byt cidofovir, licensed for CMV in immunosuppressed patients may be useful in severe cases. ...Read more

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What does monkeypox look like?

What does monkeypox look like?

Similar to Smallpox: The lesions of monkeypox are similar to smallpox. The lesions usually develop through several stages before crusting and resolving. They start as red bumps often on the face and chest. They evolve into vesicles, then pustules, then crusts. ...Read more

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What are the tests for monkeypox?

Several: One can isolate the virus from the lesions, or antibodies can be measured in your blood. There is also a pcr available. ...Read more

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Do people still get monkeypox now?

Do people still get monkeypox now?

Yes: Human monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of central and west africa near tropical rainforests where there is frequent contact with infected animals. Usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Human monkeypox can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox or chickenpox. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about monkeypox?

Yes: Human monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of central and west africa near tropical rainforests where there is frequent contact with infected animals. Usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Human monkeypox can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox or chickenpox. ...Read more

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What are the long term symptoms of monkeypox?

Less Than Smallpox: Monkeypox usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks and resolved without problems. In africa, monkeypox is fatal in approximately 10% of people. ...Read more

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What does the skin of a person that has monkeypox look like?

What does the skin of a person that has monkeypox look like?

Resembles Smallpox: In humans, monkeypox is similar to smallpox, although it is often milder. Blisters may occur on the face and chest. Vaccination against smallpox is assumed to provide protection against human monkeypox infection considering they are closely related. ...Read more