4 groups are at high risk of monkeypox infection.. Know the details

Monkeypox has become a cause for concern globally and now the disease is spreading in up to 20 countries, in the past few weeks, more than 100 confirmed and suspected cases have been reported and there are many people now looking for symptoms and risk factors for infection.

According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is transmitted through sexual contact between men – however, it is not a sexually transmitted disease. In addition, one can contract it by coming into contact with a contaminated animal, person, or object.

What are the symptoms of monkeypox?

According to the site thehealthsite “The main symptoms of monkeypox are:

  • fever
  • headache
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • fatigue
  • Back pain
  • muscle soreness
  • goosebumps

In later stages, a rash can form and may often appear on the face and spread to other parts of the body – even the genitals. It can first look like chickenpox until the bumps fill with fluid, then form a scab and eventually fall off..

Are there any high-risk groups for monkeypox?

According to the World Health Organization, physical contact with infected objects, animals or people can put a person at risk of infection, however, there are 4 main high-risk groups for infection:

1. Children – in case of immunodeficiency

2. Health workers – due to the high risk of prolonged exposure to the virus

3. Newborns – because their immune system is not fully formed

4. People with weak immunity

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