Nigerian man suffering from Monkey Pox narrates how he was misdiagnosed by multiple doctors as he opens up about the ailment

Nigerian man suffering from Monkey Pox narrates how he was misdiagnosed by multiple doctors as he opens up about the ailment

Nigerian man suffering from Monkey Pox narrates how he was misdiagnosed by multiple doctors as he opens up about the ailment

ANigerian man diagnosed with Monkeypox disease shares his experience.

A video shared of a man who resides in Aba, Abia state recounted how he was misdiagnosed by some doctors until he went to the Federal Medical Center in Aba where a doctor made the right diagnosis of Monkeypox disease.

Nigeria now has the highest number of Mokeypox deaths in Africa according to WHO.

Here are some facts about MonekyPox.

Monkeypox virus is a member the Orthopoxvirus family Poxviridae caused by monkeypox virus.

Monkeypox usually presents as a self-limiting disease. Symptoms typically last between 2 and 4 weeks. Extreme cases may occur. Recent statistics have shown that the rate of fatalities in cases is around 3-6%.

Monkeypox can be transmitted to humans by close contact with infected animals or people, or through the use of material contaminated by the virus.

Close contact with lesion, body fluids, and respiratory droplets can transmit the monkeypox virus from one person to the next.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of central and west Africa and is occasionally transmitted to other regions.

A licensed antiviral agent for treatment of smallpox was also approved for monkeypox.

Monkeypox’s clinical appearance is similar to smallpox, a related orthopoxvirus infection which was declared eradicated worldwide in 1980. Monkeypox is less contagious than smallpox and causes less severe illness.

Monkeypox usually presents with fever, rash, and swelling of the lymph nodes. This can lead to various medical complications.

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