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12
Jul 2022
MonkeyPox: Don't let it spoil the summer
A rare infection, monkeypox is mostly prevalent in western or central Africa. Although there have been a few recent cases in the UK, there is little chance of contracting it. One of the symptoms of monkeypox, a rare condition brought on by the monkeypox virus, is a rash that can occasionally be mistaken for chickenpox. Anyone can catch it through close physical contact, or by sharing towels or bedsheets. What are the symptoms to look out for?
Monkeypox symptoms
-a high temperature
-a headache
-muscle aches
-backache
-swollen glands
-shivering (chills)
-exhaustion
Treatment
Most people recover from monkeypox within a few weeks without treatment because it is typically mild. If you are diagnosed with the condition, it's crucial to isolate yourself as it can spread through close contact. If your symptoms are minor, you could be instructed to isolate at home. You may have to stay in a specialised hospital until you recover if your symptoms are severe or if you're more likely to become critically ill (for instance, if your immune system is compromised). A vaccination may be advised to you in order to lower your risk of developing a serious illness.
Vaccination
This comprises:

individuals who have had close contact with someone who has the monkeypox some healthcare professionals some guys who identify as gay, bisexual, or who have sex with men
Smallpox and monkeypox are both brought on by the same virus. The smallpox (MVA) vaccine ought to provide adequate protection from monkeypox.

For the purpose of lessening the severity of monkeypox symptoms and preventing further infections, 1 dose of the smallpox (MVA) vaccination will be given. You might be given a second dosage if you are exposed indefinitely.

Your local NHS services will get in touch with you and offer you a vaccine if you're at danger of exposure. It is advised that you wait to be contacted.
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