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How does monkeypox affect children?

The number of monkeypox cases in children is low, but this group can still become infected if they come into close contact with patients or touch surfaces with the virus. Since August, the United States has recorded several cases of monkeypox in adolescents and children under 18 years of age. The patient does not live […]

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Monkeypox patient tests negative

Ho Chi Minh CityThe 35-year-old woman with monkeypox had no fever, the blisters were scaly and on the young skin, the test result was negative. On October 4, Dr. Le Manh Hung, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that after 12 days of treatment, the first monkeypox patient […]

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How to treat monkeypox?

Monkeypox is mainly symptomatic treatment, specific drugs are used for severe cases and special conditions, according to the Ministry of Health. On the morning of October 3, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City recorded a case of monkeypox through epidemiological surveillance, the first case of monkeypox in Vietnam. Epidemiological factors of this […]

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Stigma from the name monkey smallpox

Experts say that the name monkeypox can cause misperceptions about the origin of the virus as well as create unnecessary stigma. Since the beginning of August, Brazil has recorded many cases of people throwing stones at marmoset and capuchin monkeys due to fear of monkeypox, leading to the deaths of at least 7 individuals. Previously, […]

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Monkeypox patient must be isolated

According to the Ministry of Health, people suspected of being infected or infected with monkeypox are isolated at health stations or hospitals, treated for symptoms, and can take more specific drugs. This is one of the tutorials about Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of monkeypox in humans issued by the Ministry of Health on July 29, […]

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WHO: Monkeypox is not yet a health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) says monkeypox is not yet a global public health emergency. The statement came after a meeting of WHO experts and leaders on June 23. The WHO said the committee had some differing views, but all agreed that at this stage the outbreak was not a Public Health Emergency of Emergency […]

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How is monkeypox different from the flu?

Monkeypox has flu-like symptoms in the first three days, including high fever, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc., so it is necessary to rely on epidemiological factors to recognize. Doctor Ngo Thanh Ha, Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus. These […]

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Vaccines and drugs to treat monkeypox

In addition to using inactivated virus vaccines, Europe and the United States use antiviral drugs to treat people with monkeypox. Currently, there is only one vaccine against monkeypox in Europe, Jynneos of Bavaria Nordic. Jynneos uses an inactivated virus that cannot be replicated. Thus, the smallpox virus in the vaccine does not spread in the […]