Can it be treated effectively?

Should we be worried? After the United States and many European countries, it appeared(a) France is also affected by monkeypox. The first case was identified in Ile-de-France on Friday: a 29-year-old man, with no history of travel to a country where the virus that originated in Africa is circulating. An in-depth epidemiological investigation was launched in the wake of the confirmed case. Usually, monkeypox is transmitted to humans in forested areas of central and western Africa by wild rodents or primates.

But pollution between humans is possible By direct contact with the mucous membranes of a sick person or by droplets. The infection begins with a fever, often high, accompanied by headache, body aches and fatigue. After two days, a vesicular eruption appears, then crusts and finally scarring. But can it be treated effectively?

Well, this disease is generally mild, and it usually heals spontaneously after 2 to 3 weeks. Severe cases occur more often in children and are related to exposure to the virus, the patient’s medical condition, and the severity of complications.

There is no actual cure

There are no specific treatments or vaccines for monkeypox. But outbreaks can be containedThe World Health Organization explains. It has been proven in the past that vaccination against smallpox It has an efficiency of 85% To prevent monkeypox, the vaccine is no longer available to the general public after its manufacture was discontinued following the global eradication of smallpox.

“The good news, is that the smallpox vaccine works against monkeypox; The bad news is that most people under the age of 45 are not vaccinated,” said epidemiologist Eric Wegel-Ding.

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