On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the second case of the monkeypox virus had been reported in the United States this year.
A fatal but rare case of the monkeypox virus has been identified in a Maryland resident who had recently returned from Nigeria.
On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Health stated that the person was isolated with mild symptoms but not hospitalized.
So this is the second case of monkeypox in America. The first virus case was reported in July in a Texas resident who had returned from Nigeria.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that they are working hard with health officials and the airline to find out those who may have come in contact with the Maryland passenger.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no specific treatment is available for monkeypox infection.
However, a vaccine to prevent monkeypox and smallpox is licensed in the United States.
Monkeypox virus is Usually transmitted through animals such as rabbits, rats, and mice.
The virus enters the body through the respiratory tract, scratches, and cuts on the skin.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that adults and young people might be at higher risk of getting monkeypox.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of monkeypox are:
- Muscles ache
- Swollen lymph nodes
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