Two cases of monkey pox virus discovered in Wales

Health officials said two cases of monkey pox had been reported in north Wales.

general health Wales (PHW) said people got infected outside and the two patients were from the same house.

Both PHW and Public Health England are monitoring the cases in which the two people were hospitalized in England.

Symptoms of monkey pox include rash, chills, fever, and fatigue

One patient has since been discharged.

“Confirmed cases of monkey pox are a rare occurrence in the UK and the risk to the general public is very low,” said Richard Firth, PHW health advisor.

“We worked with cross-agency colleagues using tried and tested protocols and procedures and identified all close contacts.

“Measures have been taken to reduce the possibility of further infection.

“Monkey pox is a rare disease caused by the monkey pox virus and has been reported primarily in Central and West African countries.

Affenpocken – It was first reported in the UK in September 2018 It is viewed, in most cases, as a mild condition that has no long-term health effects and takes several weeks to recover without treatment.

It is possible for the rash to develop beyond the initial symptoms, which include fever, headache, muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, fatigue, and back pain.

The virus is similar to smallpox and can be fatal, but in the vast majority of cases it is much milder.

According to the World Health Organization, most human cases are reported in rural areas of central and west Africa, with the largest documented outbreak occurring in 2017 in Nigeria.

The first case outside of Africa occurred in the United States in 2003.

In December 2019One case was identified in England – the fourth diagnosed in the UK since 2018.

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