More than 100 cases of MONKEYPOX have been detected worldwide

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  • People are getting confused between monkey pox and chicken pox symptoms.
  • More than 100 cases of MONKEYPOX have been reported in the past month worldwide, including the US.
  • Monkey pox and chicken pox both are from the pox virus family.

Inger Damon, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, stated shortly after the first case of monkey pox was confirmed in the United States, “Healthcare providers should be alert to any rash that has features typical of monkeypox.” If somebody notices a new rash and is concerned about monkeypox, they should contact their healthcare professional.”

People should be cautious about monkeypox rashes, according to health professionals from throughout the world. More than 100 cases have been verified in the last month, according to the World Health Organization, with another 131 cases suspected.

The main difficulty individuals have is distinguishing between the signs of MONKEYPOX rash and those of chicken pox and smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to chickenpox symptoms, despite the fact that they are caused by distinct viruses. It is quite difficult to distinguish between the two without undertaking a clinical examination.

Smallpox is frequently milder than monkeypox. Within two to four weeks, the symptoms improve on their own. According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is less infectious and dangerous than smallpox.

According to Greek local media, the first incidence of monkeypox was reported on Monday, which was initially misdiagnosed as chickenpox and tested positive for it. This is due to the fact that both monkey pox and smallpox induce pus-filled boils as a typical symptom.

“The fundamental difference between smallpox and monkeypox symptoms is enlarged lymph nodes or “lymphadenopathy” – monkeypox causes lymph nodes to swell whereas smallpox does not,” according to the CDC.

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