Business Insider revealed that although monkeypox infection in humans is uncommon, because the virus does not spread easily between people, a number of cases have recently been recorded in the United States, Australia, Europe and others..
Pictures showing how monkeypox spreads
Health officials have warned that more infections may be on their way, and when people fall ill with monkeypox, the first symptoms usually resemble the flu, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Similar to smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980, monkeypox usually causes milder disease, but infected people may be contagious for 2 to 3 weeks after infection..
And the site said, that in light of the increasing recorded cases of infection, British researchers, from the Health Security Agency in the United Kingdom, released six new graphic images of skin symptoms that everyone should be aware of, and the images show spots, rashes and the most common lesions associated with the virus..
According to the Health and Human Services Authority, (UKHSA) Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue. The rash can develop, often starting on the face, then spreads to other parts of the body including the genitals. The rash changes and passes At different stages, it can look like chickenpox or syphilis, before eventually forming a crust, which later falls off“.
The rash begins on the face and trunk, then spreads down the arms and legs, soon after the initial stage of fever and fatigue, a rash appears on the face and trunk of monkeypox patients..
The rash begins with red spots that eventually fill with fluid and pus, Dr. Daniel Bausch, president of the American Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Association and an infectious disease expert, told Business Insider..
Within 24 hours, Bausch added, the rash can spread to all areas of the body, but it is usually concentrated on the face, arms, and legs, according to the CDC, and unlike chickenpox, the monkeypox rash usually affects the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Moreover.
The red spots become raised and filled with pus The first stage of the rash is characterized by red spots or flat spots less than 1 centimeter wide.
By the third day the rash develops, the lesions have turned into raised bumps, according to the Centers for Disease Control. By the fourth or fifth day, these bumps turn into fluid-filled sacs.
After that, they become pests monkeypox Sharply raised and firm to the touch because it is filled with pus. By the sixth or seventh day, the rash is deep-seated and filled with opaque yellowish pus instead of clear fluid. Some spots develop into a pit and the pus-filled bumps will remain for about 5 to 7 days before they begin In the composition of the crust, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
And Dr. Andrea McCollum, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained that patients describe monkeypox lesions as “extremely painful” in most stages, and can itch during the crusting stage, and for comparison, chickenpox tends to feel itchy throughout the course of the disease. , the monkeypox rash begins to run its course within 2-3 weeks.
She stressed, that monkeypox lesions will eventually erode, crust and heal, and crusts usually form by the end of the second week of the rash and begin to fall off after about a week, as stated by the CDC, and once all the crusts fall off, the individual is not contagious..
As long as the lesions remain on the skin, a person can spread monkeypox through their sores and body fluids.
Bausch noted that looking at the palms and soles may help distinguish between monkeypox and other diseases that cause a similar rash, such as chickenpox..