After close to 20 long years, the first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported in the USA very recently. The Center For Disease Control announced that the patient is isolated and is receiving medical treatment.
It was identified that the patient had recently traveled to Africa. The authorities have traced those who have traveled with the patient and enquired about their current medical condition. No abnormalities were reported till now.
Monkeypox is a viral infection that spreads from one person to another upon physical contact. Fever, headache, back pain, muscle spasms are the few identified symptoms of Monkeypox.
The last time a Monkeypox case was reported in the USA was back in 2003. Incidentally, 4 such cases were reported in Britain last month.
There is no targeted medication to cure Monkeypox completely. But smallpox vaccine and antiviral medication proved to be effective against the infection.