The death rate can reach 10%! How to prevent monkey acne cases in many countries?
Comprehensive reports, the cases of monkey acne in China and Western Africa generally swept the European and American countries in recent times. Some experts worry that in the future, community communication may be formed.
The WHO suggested that the diseased animals that may carry the acne virus should be avoided, and they should avoid eating or dealing with wildlife or odors, and pay attention to hand hygiene and cleaning. Conditions in many countries have recently reported to the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal to report or suspect cases of acne.
As early as early May, the British had reported a diagnosis of diagnosis of acne, a traveler from Britain to Nigeria.
On May 18, the British Health Security Agency stated that the total number of cases in the country rose to 9 cases. Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said most of them appeared in London. Susanhopkins, chief medical consultant of the British Health and Security Agency, also said, "These latest cases and case reports in European countries confirmed our initial concerns, that is, monkey acne may be spread." The report 23 cases show the symptoms that are consistent with monkey acne infection.
The country’s health authorities issued alarm, saying that the epidemic of monkey acne may occur. The Portuguese health authorities expressed concern about the spread of monkey acne on the 19th.
Portuguese Monkey Working Group spokesman Margaridatavares revealed that the country has reported 14 cases of acne and about 20 suspected cases.
The French Ministry of Health reported on the 19th that the first case of suspected monkey acne was found in the Paris region, and further confirmation was needed. On May 18, Massachusetts reported a case of acne, which was the first case in the United States in 2022.
The adult infected with monkey acne has recently traveled to Canada. In addition, the New York City Health Administration said on the 19th that a suspected case of acne is investigating the city.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) quoted the Canadian Public Health Agency on the 20th that two cases of acne cases were diagnosed in Quebec. The agency also stated that it has reminded the public health departments from all parts of Canada to observe the symptoms of patients, whether they have a history of travel. Canada has never discovered monkey acne cases before. In addition, Australia reported two cases of acne on the 20th and appeared in New South Wales and Victoria.
Among them, the patient in NSW was a 40 -year -old man who returned from Europe for a few days later.
What is a monkey acne? The website of China Disease Prevention and Control Center published an article in 2017 that monkey acne was a kind of human and animals. In 1958, it was discovered on experimental animals monkeys and was mainly seen in rainforest countries in the central and western Africa. Monkey acne virus can be transmitted to people by biting or directly contacting the wounds, body fluids or breathing droplets that are infected with animals, or can be spread among the crowd.
Its symptoms are similar to smallpox, including fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, and lymphadenopathy, and often rash often occurs. According to the United Nations website, monkey acne is caused by monkey acne virus belonging to the acne virus family.
Monkey’s incubation period is usually 6 to 13 days. There are two branches of monkey acne virus, West African branch and Congo basin (China -Africa) branch.
Congo found the first case of human acne in 1970. Although the pathogenicity of people infected with monkey acne virus is lighter than its similar virus virus, it can still lead to death, a mortality rate of 1%-10%, so far there is no effective treatment for the disease. How to prevent it? The WHO suggested that during the trip to the diseased areas, or any disease when returning from the epidemic area, it should be reported to health professionals.
Residents of diseased countries and travelers who go to disease -popular countries should avoid contact animals that may carry monkey acne viruses and avoid eating or treatment of wildlife or spectacles.
The WHO also emphasized that the importance of sanitizers using soap and water or alcohol should be recognized.