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It seems as though every time there’s relative peace on the health front, there’s a new virus giving the world cause for concern. For a time, it was bird flu. There’s also been Zika and the infamous Ebola outbreak.
Now, meet the Monkey Pox.
Dr - Chikwe - Ihekweazu - Executive - Officer
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, described the virus as rare, with symptoms in humans not unlike smallpox. Fortunately, it less severe has a lower mortality rate than smallpox, according to THISDAY. As noted by Nigeria’s Daily Post, the disease was originally discovered in monkeys — hence the name.
As seen in the tweet below, its not pretty:
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The doctor also noted that the virus can be spread in multiple ways.
“Animal-to-human transmission occurs through bites or a scratch from animals and bush meat preparation,” he said according to THISDAY. “It can also be transmitted from one person to another. Human-to-human transmission occurs through respiratory droplets, contact with infected persons(,) or contaminated materials.”
Nigeria - Cases - Monkey - Pox - Something
It might be less severe, but in Nigeria what started out as a small handful cases of the Monkey Pox has evolved into something much more. As...
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