Monkey Pox

โš  Smallpox has been found in Thailand and the latest WHO has warned to be careful about the epidemic. But even the outbreak of this disease is a concern. Everyone was not shocked. because we can protect This disease may not be as dangerous as you think. Including infection is not easy.

If you want to know how to keep up with smallpox, know the origin, cause of the disease, symptoms and proper prevention, today’s Doctor Dee app summarizes a short summary of interesting facts. About smallpox monkey pox by Dr. Sakan Charoensakulchai, general practitioner of the Doctor Dee app, ready for you to clear up within 5 minutes.

๐Ÿต Smallpox epidemic

The disease was originally endemic to central and western Africa. It has been an epidemic for more than 20 years. It is caused by Poxviridae virus.

for monkey pox virus can be found in many animals Especially monkeys and rodents ๐Ÿ€ including humans can contract the disease. by direct contact with the blood, secretions or pustules of infected animals or from being bitten by infected animals Cooking food from wild animals or eating insufficiently cooked meat Or may be indirectly infected by touching the bed of sick animals.

๐Ÿฆ  Person-to-person transmission, although the likelihood is low But it can occur through close contact with the patient through secretions. including direct contact during sex and can be transmitted through the respiratory tract which is currently spreading in many countries around the world especially in Europe, America, Canada, Israel and Australia. causing many people to start to worry about this disease

โ‰A concern about the monkey pox epidemic for Thai people is travel to countries with infected people. or a trip to Thailand of tourists from countries where the smallpox epidemic is very high including bringing pets, especially foreign animals, without knowing where they came from because even if the animal is a vector But the animal’s symptoms are not clearly expressed. We do not know whether the animal has a disease or not. and eventually infecting us with animal diseases

Monkey pox symptoms It is divided into 4 phases:

  • Stage 1: The incubation period, asymptomatic, is 5-21 days after infection.
  • Stage 2: fever 1-4 days, accompanied by headache, sore throat, chills, fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Stage 3: Starts from a flat, raised rash, the rash turns into clear blisters or pustules until the blisters become scaly and come off. In the current outbreak Often found a rash on the genital area. Therefore it is often confused with other sexually transmitted diseases. And the rash usually only appears in one spot before spreading to other parts of the body.
  • Stage 4: The recovery phase, in general, the illness lasts about 2-4 weeks. And most patients tend to heal on their own.

(Severe groups are more common among children. In Africa, the mortality rate was 10% from this disease)

monkey pox prevention

  1. Do not come into direct contact with the blood, secretions or pustules of wild animals or animals or people suspected of being infected.
  2. Avoid eating undercooked meats.
  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water. or alcohol gel When in contact with infected animals or people, wash your hands immediately.
  4. Wearing a mask can reduce the exposure of respiratory droplets from infected people.
  5. Do not adopt wild animals or raising animals imported from abroad without disease screening
  6. In the case of returning from a country that is an infectious disease zone Must be screened and monitored for symptoms until 21 days. If you have symptoms of illness, seek immediate medical attention.

The smallpox vaccine is 85% effective in preventing disease, but it has not yet been implemented in Thailand. People who have had vaccination in the past (before 1980) are immune to monkey pox.

๐Ÿฉบ If you have a history of risk and begins to have fever, headache, rash, or pustules, consult a doctor as soon as possible. You can download the Doctor Dee app ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ to make an appointment to consult with Dr. Sakan Charoensakulchai, a general practitioner of the Dr. Dee app easily in 5 steps as follows:

  1. Download the app click>> Then select the profile menu. to register
  2. 2. Go to the app’s home page. Type the name of Dr. Sakan Charoensakulchai in the search bar.
  3. Make an appointment with Dr. Sakan Charoensakulchai by choosing the desired date and time. and choose the form of consultation as Video Call, Call or Chat, then make payment. or enter the discount code (if any)
  4. Enter the chat room in the app. to consult a doctor when the appointment time
  5. Wait for the results of the consultation from the doctor. with a prescription (if any) can be ordered and wait to receive the medicine at home

๐Ÿ’ฌ For more information, please contact Line ID: @mordeeapp

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