What you need to know
Monkeypox is quite rare outside parts of Africa , it is reported & registered in other countries and spreading: Let your doctor know if you have travelled.
What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral infection, virus is part of the Orthopoxvirus genes which includes variola virus (smallpox) and cowpox virus.
How is it spreading?
Through contact of biological liquids such as vesicular fluid, blood, saliva etc. of an infected person.
The virus also spreads by touching or handling the clothing, bedding, towels of an infected person.
Human to human transmission
Contact with respiratory tract secretions or skin lesions of an infected person or contaminated objects.
The disease manifests by appearance of a rash on the body and the palms of the hands.
** Call your GP if you have a rash/ blisters or had contact with someone with monkeypox**
- Rash with blisters on face, hands, feet, eyes, mouth and/or genitals
- Swollen glands (lymph nodes)
- Muscle Aches
- Low Energy
Protect yourself and others:
- Isolate at home and contact your GP if you have symptoms.
- Avoid skin-to-skin or face-to-face contact, including sexual contact (kissing, hugging or cuddling) with anyone who has symptoms.
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol based sanitizer.
- Clean objects and surfaces that have been touched regularly.
- Wear a mask if you are in close contact with someone with symptoms.
For General Questions about Monkeypox, Call 914/542-1222