87
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
2 collections
    0
    shares
       
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      The Latest News for May 2022 All You Need to Know on Monkeypox : Monkeypox : Prevention and Treatment

      Preprint
      In review
      research-article
        1 ,
      ScienceOpen Preprints
      ScienceOpen
      Monkeypox, Prevention, Treatment, Endemic
      Bookmark

            Abstract

            Monkeypox virus was named so because of its detection in monkeys in 1958. It belongs to the same family as smallpox and chickenpox viruses. There had been numerous outbreaks of this malady initially in the African continent and other parts of the world. The simultaneous spread in nineteen countries in 2022 has raised some serious concerns.

            Monkeypox is no more a rare disease and has the potential for bioweapon use. We discuss the various ways to prevent its spread, treatment options available, diagnosis, and differentiation from other closely related diseases. We also discuss if the present outbreak could be a bioattack or if this disease is here to stay.

            The literature suggests that we can effectively manage Monkeypox because of the availability of drugs and vaccination against smallpox. There is also a need for active surveillance against the new resistant recombinant viral strains. The possibility of this outbreak being a bioattack seems remote, although there are questions about the transmission which still need to be answered.

            Content

            Author and article information

            Journal
            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            31 May 2022
            Affiliations
            [1 ] NC Medical College
            Author notes
            Article
            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPCOS0D.v1
            7e12ff8d-d080-43d2-b8d7-050b4702fb80

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

            Funding
            None None

            Data sharing not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.
            Medicine
            Monkeypox,Prevention,Treatment,Endemic

            Comments

            Comment on this article