What is monkeypox outbreak that is raising concerns globally?
Nearly 100 cases of Monkeypox have been reported in several parts of the world
Scientists are baffled at the transmission of the disease that is often fatal
WHAT IS THE MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK?
Monkeypox typically causes fever, chills, rash, and lesions on the face or genitals. WHO estimates the disease is fatal for up to one in 10 people
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF MONKEYPOX?
Monkeypox is characterised by similar symptoms as those seen in smallpox and begins with a fever. Headache, muscle aches, and exhaustion can also be experienced.
WHAT IS TREATMENT FOR MONKEYPOX?
People exposed to the virus are often given one of several smallpox vaccines, which have been shown to be effective against monkeypox.
A CONCERNING OUTBREAK
Cases of monkeypox have worried world leaders. Joe Biden said recently that cases of monkeypox have been identified in Europe and the United States that are "to be concerned about".