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Dr. Loren Ketai
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Monkeypox (Overview)

Monkeypox = zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus.


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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 = zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus.


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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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Which systems in the body does monkeypox affect?

Which systems in the body does monkeypox affect?

Monkey pox: This is a 'pox virus' infection, somewhat similar to smallpox, although it is often milder. Symptoms can include fever/chills, headaches, muscle aches, and sweats. A nonproductive cough can also be present. Then, a papular rash develops that can progress through stages of vesiculation, pustulation, crusting, and scarring. Overall very nasty! Talk to an ID doc if you have more questions. ...Read more

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How is monkeypox different from smallpox?

Less fatal: The monkeypox virus is in the same genus as the smallpox virus and the rashes looked similar. Smallpox has been eradicated. Monkeypox is less transmissible between humans than smallpox. The fatality rate is much lower with monkeypox. ...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

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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 will happen if monkey pox goes untreated?

What will happen if monkey pox goes untreated?

MayClear Worst Death: The disease may clear by itself as there is no treatment for it or get complications like seizures,encephalitis,coma or death as worst case scenario ...Read more

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What are the tests for monkeypox virus infection?

What are the tests for monkeypox virus infection?

Blood and Lesion: According to the cdc, blood collection and a punch biopsy of a skin lesion may confirm monkeypox. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus infection?

What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus infection?

Similar to Smallpox: Caused by an orthopoxvirus, monkey pox ia a rare disease mostly in central and west africa. Transmitted by the bite of an infected animal or by person-to-person spread, it is less contagious than small pox. The symptoms are fever, headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A rash follows one to three days later. ...Read more

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What are the tests for monkeypox virus infections?

What are the tests for monkeypox virus infections?

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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What is the treatment for monkeypox virus infection?

What is the treatment for monkeypox virus infection?

Monkeypox: There are no approved treatments for this poxvirus but cidofivir has activity. ...Read more