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U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveals the most important symptoms of “squambox”.

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Saturday 21 May 2022


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed the most important symptoms of “monkey box”, after the rare disease came to the United States, where a case of “monkey box” was reported after a patient was admitted to a hospital in Massachusetts. , And the patient finally traveled to Canada using private transport.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that monkey box cases are mostly found in West and Central Africa, but more cases have been reported in recent years in Europe and other parts of the world, including the United Kingdom. .

The company said the cases were usually related to international travel or imports of mammoth-infected animals.

“At this time, we do not want to worry about the people,” said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, CNN’s New Day.

What are the early signs of a “monkey box”?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the incubation period is 7 to 14 days.

The initial symptoms are similar to the ones we experience with the flu, such as fever, chills, fatigue, headaches and muscle weakness, followed by swollen lymph nodes that help the body fight infection and disease.

“The feature that distinguishes the monkey box from the large one is the swollen lymph nodes,” the company said.

Then a widespread rash appears on the face and body, extending to the inside of the mouth, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

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The rash is usually painful, with blisters of fluid surrounded by red circles.

The company said the pills would disappear within two or three weeks.

How is the monkey spread?

Experts say the monkey flu virus is spread through close contact with an infected person.

“When the ulcers heal, the crust (which can carry the virus) falls off in the form of inhaled dust,” said Dr. Michael Skinner, a member of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Imperial College of Medicine in London. , Explained in a statement.

“The monkey box can be a serious infection, and the mortality rate from other outbreaks is about 1%,” said Michael Hed, a senior researcher in global health at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Lack of access to health care. “

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common household disinfectants kill the monkey box virus.

The origin of the “monkey box”

The name “monkey” came about in 1958, when a disease like smallpox broke out twice in the research colonies of monkeys.

The main vector of the “monkey box” is not yet known, although it is “suspected to have played a role in the spread of African rodents,” the company added.

He explained that the “monkey” disease known to humans was recorded in the 1970s in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during intensive efforts to eradicate the disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that monkeys reappeared in Nigeria in 2017 after 40 years.

Since then, more than 450 cases have been reported in Nigeria, and eight known cases have been exported internationally.

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The company said the outbreak in the United States in 2003 was caused by contact with pet dogs, after 47 people in six states became ill.

“The pets became infected after being placed near small mammals imported from Ghana … This is the first time ape monkeys have been reported outside of Africa,” the company said.