A rare case of monkeypox surfaced in America after 20 years, how dangerous?

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For the first time in nearly 20 years, a rare case of the disease “in humans” has been observed in Texas, America. The country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given information about this on Friday. The patient in whom this disease has been found has returned from Nigeria a few days ago. He is currently kept in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. CDC is contacting airlines and local health agencies to trace other people who may have come in contact with the patient. Government officials say that this is the only case and due to this there is no need for any kind of worry or fear. In the year 2003, 47 people were affected by the outbreak of this virus. Monkeypox can spread between humans but it is less likely at the moment as masks and social distancing are being followed due to coronavirus. Monkeypox is a rare disease commonly found in Central and West Africa. This virus lives in animals but sometimes it also comes in humans. It acts like a flu and then a rash occurs on the face and body. This infection lasts for two to four weeks. It is similar to the smallpox virus but causes less severe disease. It spreads between humans through respiratory droplets.

[Attribution to NBT]

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