Trivandrum, First Published Jul 20, 2021, 1:27 PM IST
We have heard that a person has died in China due to the monkey B virus transmitted from monkeys to humans. The 53-year-old veterinarian died. Examination of the monkeys revealed that the virus may have spread to humans. The doctor died of the virus on May 27, the Chinese media Global Times reported. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, Senior Senior Specialist, Emergency Department, Dr. A.S. Danish Saleem says …
Monkey B virus; Avoid misunderstandings …
Monkey pox & Monkey B virus reported: Avoid misconceptions.
First of all, Monkey pox & Monkey B virus are two types of diseases.
What is Monkeypox Infection?
Monkey pox or monkey pox is a disease similar to smallpox. According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox cases were first reported in humans in the 1970s. The virus has since been confirmed in 11 African countries.
In Africa, the disease has spread from wildlife to humans. Symptoms of monkey pox include a high fever, severe headache, back pain, and muscle aches when the virus is transmitted through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Then there will be swelling all over the body. As soon as it starts on the face, the rash spreads to the hands and other parts of the body to the legs. These then turn into tiny bubbles filled with liquid.
What is Monkey B Virus?
Monkey B virus is mainly transmitted from monkeys. A veterinarian in the Chinese capital, Beijing, was infected with the virus and died in May. The virus was first detected in China in 1932. Fifty people fell ill and 21 died that day. The virus can be spread through direct contact and body fluids.
Understand clearly how to prevent these diseases.
1. Avoid contact with monkeys or other wild animals.
2. In any case, if you are exposed to animal bites or manure, wash thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 minutes.
3. Eat only well cooked meat
4. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after gardening
5. Be careful when caring for sick animals.
Last Updated Jul 20, 2021 1:29 PM IS