Early detection of the virus limits its spread

6 symptoms that warn of "monkeypox"

People with monkeypox develop symptoms for 2-4 weeks.

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The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi has identified six clinical symptoms of suspected monkeypox, which are an increase in body temperature to 38.3 degrees Celsius, severe headache, lymphadenopathy, back pain, muscle pain, and severe weakness. After one to three days, these symptoms are followed by a rash. My skin is gradually developing, often starting on the “most dense” face and then spreading to other parts of the body, especially the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. She said: “The suspected case is converted to a confirmed case after laboratory confirmation.”

And she warned of the possibility of monkeypox being transmitted directly from the infected person to other people through direct contact with skin ulcers, body fluids, and respiratory droplets, or indirectly upon contact with contaminated materials, in addition to the possibility of transmission of the disease through sexual contact.

She stressed that early detection of monkeypox virus and combating the spread of infection are among the effective ways to prevent the disease and its spread, noting that it is constantly coordinating with health authorities in the country to implement all strict preventive measures with regard to infectious diseases to maintain public health.

For its part, the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health confirmed that the monkeypox virus is not considered highly contagious because it requires close physical contact with an infectious person to spread between people, so the risks of this disease to the general public are considered low, as the cases we are currently seeing are not typical for an outbreak of monkeypox. .

He stressed that people infected with monkeypox show symptoms for a period ranging between two and four weeks, noting that transmission of the virus between people can occur through close physical contact with a person showing symptoms, which include rashes, pus or blood and skin crusts, in addition to Using contaminated clothing, bedding, towels, and eating utensils from contact with an infected person.

He pointed out that the symptoms of monkeypox disappear on their own without treatment, while complications resulting from severe cases include skin infections, pneumonia and eye infections that can lead to vision loss.

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