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Monkeypox prevention and treatment tips: Things to remember to fight Monkeypox

Numerous discussions about the Monkeypox virus have resulted in uncertainty and individuals are still unsure about how to prevent monkeypox infection and what kind of treatment to seek if they get infected. Here are some tips by doctors that can help

A doctor checks on a patient with sores caused by a monkeypox infection in the isolation area for monkeypox patients at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital, in Lima. Nearly 28,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide in the last three months and the first deaths are starting to be recorded. Here are some things suggested by doctors to keep in mind as they may help fight Monkeypox (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
A doctor checks on a patient with sores caused by a monkeypox infection in the isolation area for monkeypox patients at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital, in Lima. Nearly 28,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide in the last three months and the first deaths are starting to be recorded. Here are some things suggested by doctors to keep in mind as they may help fight Monkeypox (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 01:19 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Monkeypox in kids is rare but infections can be serious

The number of children who've caught monkeypox is tiny compared to infections among adults. A German child that was believed to be positive did not have the disease, but other countries have reported cases in kids.

The World Health Organization has named monkeypox a global emergency, the UN body's highest level of alert. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/AP/picture alliance )
The World Health Organization has named monkeypox a global emergency, the UN body's highest level of alert. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/AP/picture alliance )
Published on Aug 16, 2022 04:56 PM IST
By, Delhi

New ‘Langya’ virus hits China as 35 people found infected: How deadly is it?

The Langya henipavirus belongs to the same family of viruses, including Nipah, which is known to kill up to three quarters of humans in severe cases.

None of the Langya virus cases have so far resulted in fatality and most are mild, with patients suffering from flu-like symptoms. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
None of the Langya virus cases have so far resulted in fatality and most are mild, with patients suffering from flu-like symptoms. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 07:06 AM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta

Monkeypox vs Chickenpox: Here's how to differentiate between them, other rashes

The Monkeypox rash might resemble other, more typical infectious rashes in appearance due to which patients are getting confused about whether they have Monkeypox, Chickenpox or some other skin rash. Doctors reveal how to differentiate between them

According to the state health department officials, 15 samples have tested negative for monkeypox from Maharashtra. Doctors reveal how to differentiate between Monkeypox, Chickenpox and other skin rashes or infections (HT_PRINT)
According to the state health department officials, 15 samples have tested negative for monkeypox from Maharashtra. Doctors reveal how to differentiate between Monkeypox, Chickenpox and other skin rashes or infections (HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 08:39 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

How worried should we be about the Monkeypox health emergency: Explainer

First identified in monkeys, the virus is transmitted chiefly through close contact with an infected person. It typically causes mild symptoms including fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes and pus-filled skin lesions.

How worried should we be about the monkeypox health emergency: Explainer(Reuters)
How worried should we be about the monkeypox health emergency: Explainer(Reuters)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 10:17 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das
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