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Monkeypox...?


Where can you catch the Monkeypox virus? I thought it was the rainforest, but I'm not sure!
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That comes from having "Monkey Business" with a 3rd party that you should not be doing "Monkey Business" with!! LOL!

(teasing, I haven't a clue)  (+ info)

How is monkeypox different from smallpox?


monkeypox are usually milder and cause the lymph nodes to swell.  (+ info)

Does anyone know ANYTHING about monkeypox?


I have a school report due in 6 days and I need more information. I know it's a virus that was found in monkeys and there was an outbreak in the USA in 2003. Does anyone know anyone's who has had it or know someone that knows someone?
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Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa. It is called “monkeypox” because it was first found in 1958 in laboratory monkeys. Blood tests of animals in Africa later found that other types of animals probably had monkeypox. Scientists also recovered the virus that causes monkeypox from an African squirrel. These types of squirrels might be the common host for the disease. Rats, mice, and rabbits can get monkeypox, too. Monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time in 1970. In early June 2003, monkeypox was reported among several people in the United States. Most of these people got sick after having contact with pet prairie dogs that were sick with monkeypox. This is the first time that there has been an outbreak of monkeypox in the United States. The disease is caused by Monkeypox virus. It belongs to a group of viruses that includes the smallpox virus (variola), the virus used in the smallpox vaccine (vaccinia), and the cowpox virus. In humans, the signs and symptoms of monkeypox are like those of smallpox, but usually they are milder. Another difference is that monkeypox causes the lymph nodes to swell. About 12 days after people are infected with the virus, they will get a fever, headache, muscle aches, and backache; their lymph nodes will swell; and they will feel tired. One to 3 days (or longer) after the fever starts, they will get a rash. This rash develops into raised bumps filled with fluid and often starts on the face and spreads, but it can start on other parts of the body too. The bumps go through several stages before they get crusty, scab over, and fall off. The illness usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. In Africa, monkeypox has killed between 1 percent and 10 percent of people who get it. However, this risk would probably be lower in the United States, where nutrition and access to medical care are better. People can get monkeypox from an animal with monkeypox if they are bitten or if they touch the animal’s blood, body fluids, or its rash. The disease also can spread from person to person through large respiratory droplets during long periods of face-to-face contact or by touching body fluids of a sick person or objects such as bedding or clothing contaminated with the virus. There is no specific treatment for monkeypox. In Africa, people who got the smallpox vaccine in the past had a lower risk of monkeypox. CDC has sent out guidelines explaining when smallpox vaccine should be used to protect against monkeypox. For example, people taking care of someone infected with monkeypox should think about getting vaccinated. Contact your state or local health department for more information.
Hope this helps.
Matador 89  (+ info)

What are the long term symptoms of monkeypox?


you grow a tail and start eating bananas. Than you grow hair all over and swing from trees. Next thing you know, you live in the zoo.  (+ info)

Bitten by a praire dog, monkeypox?


We live in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada, and my husband recently got bitten by a prarie dog. What is monkeypox and what are the chances of him getting it? does he need a shot?
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I think it's best that he see a doctor right away, there is also a chance the prarie dog had rabies. I would see someone about it, he may need to alert animal control so they know there is a prarie dog that has bitten someone in the area.

Was it a pet? If so then Monkey Pox might be a possibility but I think the only prarie dogs exposed were transported with a Gambien rat so it spread among prarie dogs which were being transported for pets. Either way I would see a doctor because rabies is probably more of a concern that and infection.  (+ info)

Do people still get monkeypox now?


health project
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What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa. It is called “monkeypox” because it was first found in 1958 in laboratory monkeys. Blood tests of animals in Africa later found that other types of animals probably had monkeypox. Scientists also recovered the virus that causes monkeypox from an African squirrel. These types of squirrels might be the common host for the disease. Rats, mice, and rabbits can get monkeypox, too. Monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time in 1970.

Is there monkeypox in the United States?
In early June 2003, monkeypox was reported among several people in the United States. Most of these people got sick after having contact with pet prairie dogs that were sick with monkeypox. This is the first time that there has been an outbreak of monkeypox in the United States.

What causes monkeypox?
The disease is caused by Monkeypox virus. It belongs to a group of viruses that includes the smallpox virus (variola), the virus used in the smallpox vaccine (vaccinia), and the cowpox virus.

What are the signs and symptoms of monkeypox?
In humans, the signs and symptoms of monkeypox are like those of smallpox, but usually they are milder. Another difference is that monkeypox causes the lymph nodes to swell.

About 12 days after people are infected with the virus, they will get a fever, headache, muscle aches, and backache; their lymph nodes will swell; and they will feel tired. One to 3 days (or longer) after the fever starts, they will get a rash. This rash develops into raised bumps filled with fluid and often starts on the face and spreads, but it can start on other parts of the body too. The bumps go through several stages before they get crusty, scab over, and fall off. The illness usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.

Can you die from monkeypox?
In Africa, monkeypox has killed between 1 percent and 10 percent of people who get it. However, this risk would probably be lower in the United States, where nutrition and access to medical care are better.

How do you catch monkeypox?
People can get monkeypox from an animal with monkeypox if they are bitten or if they touch the animal’s blood, body fluids, or its rash. The disease also can spread from person to person through large respiratory droplets during long periods of face-to-face contact or by touching body fluids of a sick person or objects such as bedding or clothing contaminated with the virus.

How do you treat monkeypox?
There is no specific treatment for monkeypox. In Africa, people who got the smallpox vaccine in the past had a lower risk of monkeypox. CDC has sent out guidelines explaining when smallpox vaccine should be used to protect against monkeypox. For example, people taking care of someone infected with monkeypox should think about getting vaccinated. Contact your state or local health department for more information.  (+ info)

Monkeypox questions?


What type of virus is it? (DNA, RNA, Bacteriophage?)
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Question about infectious diseases?


Which infectious diseases have at least 2 flu-like symptoms?

a. Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Lyme Disease, Toxic-Shock Syndrome
b. Mononucleosis, Strep Infection, Pneumonia, Hepatitis
c. SARS, Tuberculosis, Strep Infection, Hepatitis
d. Mononucleosis, Pneumonia, Hepatitis, Monkeypox
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id say b  (+ info)

can you please help me with...?


the history and origin of monkeypox.
i need it for a health project.
just straight up facts would be perfect.
thank you so much! :)
xoxo
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Hi there,

Here are the straight goods from Centres for Disease Control, Atlanta. I can't say it better than they do.

Best wishes with your homework.

Odile  (+ info)

Facts about the following diseases!!?


1. Anthrax
2. Smallpox
3. Plague
4. Ebola
5. Marburg
6. Botulism
7. Tularemia
8. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
9. Psittacosis
10. Melioidosis
11. Typhus fever
12. Nipah virus
13. Hantavirus
14. Argentinian hemorrhagic fever
15. Chikungunya fever
16. Coccidiodomycosis
17. Dengue fever
18. Dysentery
19. Eastern equine encephalitis
20. Ebola hemorrhagic fever
21. Glanders
22. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
23. Japanese Encephalitis
24. Lassa fever
25. Melioidosis
26. Monkeypox
27. Omsk hemorrhagic fever
28. Scrub typhus
29. Spring-summer encephalitis
30. Trench fever
31. Yellow fever
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That is a very long list! It would be probably easier to read if you visit the sites with the relevant information yourself.

Here are some helpful sources: http://www.mayoclinic.com
http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/dc-ma/index-eng.php
http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/diseases_and_conditions/
http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/  (+ info)

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