All about the Monkeypox: Learn about the virus that circulates in Spain and how to avoid it.
Diseases and pandemics have been circulating for years and have taken the lives of many people. Given our recent experience with COVID-19, the entire world is finally more attentive to the state of the world’s health. There is a more optimistic vision and perception of dealing with collective health issues and not just individual ones. They are everyone’s problems.
This year, the World Health Organization declared a new threat: Monkeypox or Monkeypox, is a new sexual disease, which has accumulated thousands and thousands of infected worldwide and has left us all with many questions: It is mortal? Is it curable? How do I avoid getting infected? Today we have gathered true and useful information so that you can inform yourself and know how to stay healthy.
In this article we will talk about:
- The Origin of Monkeypox
- Monkeypox numbers in Spain
- Symptoms and Prevention Measures
The Origin of Monkeypox
The disease was first detected in an ape in 1958 and it was not until the 1970s that it was found in the first human being. It can be spread between people, animals and animals to people and has come to represent death for 10% of those infected. It spreads between people through contact: skin-to-skin, mouth-to-mouth, and sexual.
Also known as monkeypox, it develops as pustules and scabs on the infected person. Through these open lesions and the relationship with them, that the disease is transmitted, in addition to the objects with which an infected person unfolds: clothing, bedding, furniture, cushions, towels and surfaces.
Monkeypox numbers in Spain
Spain is the country in Europe most affected by monkeypox and is the second worldwide. To date, almost 5,000 cases have been recorded throughout the country, of which 139 have required hospitalization and two have died. Only the United States exceeds the Mother Country in the number of cases.
As for communities: Madrid is ahead with 1,817 infections, Catalonia continues with 1,558 and then Andalusia, Valencia, the Basque Country, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. 80% of cases are presumed to have originated from close sexual contact and 9.1% from close non-sexual contact.
Symptoms and how to avoid Monkeypox
- Muscle pains
- Swollen glands
- Pustules: they can appear almost anywhere on the body and start out flat but gradually fill with fluid.
After three weeks the symptoms disappear. Complications occur when it comes to pregnant women, children or immunocompromised people.
- Being an infection that is mainly sexually transmitted, the best way to prevent it is to maintain safe relationships only, that is: maintaining the use of methods such as condoms.
- Avoid staying in areas of too much close contact and crowds.
- Be even more accustomed to the constant washing of clothes and the cleaning of furniture, beds and carpets.
- The symptoms of monkeypox can be confused with other sexually or non-sexually transmitted diseases, which is why it is essential to get checked to clear up any doubts. We at medmesafe offer, at a discounted price, a sexual health check-up test with which you can rule out 8 STDs and find out if what you feel is Monkeypox or not.
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