Monkeypox has returned to Nigeria where people who may be infected have contracted the disease.
The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) in Nigeria has at least 21 people infected and one person has contracted the disease.
The epidemic has spread to the United States, Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.
So how can you protect yourself from this Monkeypox disease? And what to do if you do not have the disease?
Monkeypox is a pandemic, which is endemic in parts of Africa such as Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The US-based pandemic, the World Health Organization and the UK-based World Health Organization have put in place measures to protect the body.
- Beware of those who are infected and those who may not be infected.
- Wear a hat if you want to get close to the person who has the disease.
- Use condoms if you have recently exchanged sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- Beware of animals that can spread the disease, especially those that have been exposed to a specific disease or disease, such as monkeys, rats, and wild dogs.
- Make it a habit to wash your hands often even when you are in contact with a sick person or animal.
- For example, wash your hands often with soap and water if you come in contact with a person or animal that is unlikely to be infected.
- Wear protective clothing at all times while caring for a patient, even one who presents with Monkeypox symptoms.
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What can you do if you become infected?
Stay away from people if you notice you have Monkeypox, and contact a health care provider immediately.
Symptoms of Monkeypox include fever, headache, nausea, and / or vomiting.
Monkeypox is not a disease that can affect the eyes, hands, mouth and scalp within one to five days.
But other diseases that are similar to this disease are Chickenpox, Herpes or Syphilis so hospital care is needed about the type of disease the person is suffering from. If you have Monkeypox disease, you have to avoid people until the disease spreads in the body.
The disease does not kill many people, and will go away in two to four weeks. Please see what health authorities say in your country about Monkeypox.