Monkeypox in US: A traveler returning from Nigeria has been found infected with the rare ‘monkeypox’. Viruses of this disease are spread through respiratory droplets.
A case of monkeypox has been reported in a traveler in Texas, USA (Photo Credit-CDC)
In Texas, America, a person has been found infected with the rare ‘monkeypox’. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave this information on Friday. In this way, this is the first case of its kind that came to light in Texas. This viral disease has been found in a US resident, who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States. At present, he has been admitted to Dallas.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, while this case is rare, this case is not a danger alarm. We do not see any danger to the common people from this disease right now. In addition to Nigeria, outbreaks of the disease were seen in Central and West African countries in the 1970s. According to the CDC, the havoc of monkeypox was seen in America in 2003. The CDC said it is working with airline, state and local health officials to trace passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient.
the risk of spreading through respiratory droplets
Monkeypox belongs to the smallpox family of viruses. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that usually begins with flu-like symptoms and swelling of the lymph nodes. After this, gradually a large number of pimples start appearing on the face and body. It can spread from person to person through droplets released during respiration. The CDC said that because of COVID-19, passengers were wearing masks, due to which there is less risk of spreading monkeypox to others through respiratory droplets on aircraft and airports.
Six cases of monkeypox were reported earlier
The CDC said the patient has been infected with a strain of the virus, which is common in West African countries including Nigeria. According to the CDC, in addition to the new case, cases of monkeypox have been reported in at least six travelers returning from Nigeria, Britain, Israel and Singapore. The new case is not related to the previous cases. Exposure to such diseases among coronaviruses can be a big threat. That too at a time when new cases of corona are increasing rapidly in America. Most of the new cases are related to the Delta variant of COVID.
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