The first case of “monkeypox” in Iran, its transmission methods, and symptoms of this disease

The first case of monkeypox was discovered in the country. Although it is said that this disease is not very fatal, the main question now is what are the symptoms of this disease and how it spreads.

According to the informants, Today, August 4, 1401, the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of the first case of monkey disease in the country. Accordingly, Ministry of Health spokesperson Pedram Bakken announced: This case was identified by observing the patient’s skin lesions in collaboration with a 34-year-old woman and her family.

According to Bakin, this patient, who lives in Ahvas, was immediately quarantined and after confirmation of the initial and final examinations, he spends his illness at home.

It should be noted that according to experts and health professionals, the causative agent of monkeypox, which was previously known mainly as a disease endemic to Central Africa, was reported in monkeys and named accordingly. Monkey pox, but also observed in ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.

Modes of transmission of the “monkey bug”.

It should be noted that one of the ways of transmission of this disease is contact with an infected animal. The carcass of an animal or a living animal. At the same time, close contact with a person infected with monkeypox virus can lead to the spread of this disease, which is transmitted by droplets and respiratory particles, secretions of an infected person, and sexual contact with an infected person. Patient’s personal belongings, etc.

Symptoms of monkeypox

At the same time, according to experts, the symptoms of this disease are headaches, body aches, muscle pain, fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and rashes.

According to health experts, monkeypox is not very fatal and has a lower transmission rate than diseases such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. At the same time, monkeypox does not have the ability to transmit and cause disease in the latent period of the disease, but it does have the ability to spread the disease when symptoms of the disease appear. However, appropriate caution should be exercised.

On the other hand, people over 50 years of age who have been vaccinated in our country are said to have 90% immunity to this disease. Thus, the smallpox vaccine offers 85 to 90 percent immunity. At the same time, in recent weeks, a specific vaccine against monkeypox has been approved in Europe and England.

At the same time, it was announced earlier that the World Health Organization has raised the alert level for monkeypox, especially for countries that have close ties with Africa. African and European countries should heed the warnings in this regard. Therefore, after the first case of this disease was identified in our country, we must be vigilant and prepared to prevent its further spread.

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