Monkeypox-Trending Mutating & Out Bursting Disease

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Dipankar Maiti
Victoria Sarvand


Monkey pox is a trending as well as mutating viral disease condition spreading all over the world especially the African countries. Monkeypox is a transmittable disease caused by the monkeypox virus that can occur in certain animals as well as humans. The name monkeypox initiates from the preliminary discovery of the virus in monkeys in a Danish laboratory in 1958. The first human case was identified in a child in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970.The time from acquaintance to onset of symptoms is usually 7 to 14 days. The West African clade, which has so far been distinguished in the cases reported in Europe, has been observed to have a case casualty rate of about 3.3% in Nigeria. Till now there is no official confirmed cases of Monkeypox have been reported in India. Monkeypox commences with fever, headache, muscle aches and ends with exhaustion. Some other clinical manifestations are swollen lymph nodes, chills, fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, exhaustion etc. Vaccination in contrast to smallpox was verified through several observational studies to be about 85% effective in avoiding monkeypox.

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Dipankar Maiti

Nursing Tutor, Sushrutha College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

Victoria Sarvand

Professor & HOD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Adichunchanagiri College of Nursing, Adichunchanagiri University, B.G. Nagara, Mandya, Karnataka, India