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Friday, May 27, 2022

Ghana records first case of monkey pox in Ahanta West

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Ghana records first case of monkey pox in Ahanta West. (Read More Here).

According to information, the first case of monkey pox was reported in the United Kingdom on May 7 2022. 

African History Live reports:

"Ghana records first case of monkey pox in Ahanta West. First case was reported in the UK on May 7 2022."

Fact: No, the monkeypox virus is not a novel virus. It’s a known virus and is generally seen in central and western African countries as localised outbreaks. (Read More Here).

Myth: There is no treatment available.

Fact: Monkeypox virus infection is a self-limited infection in most cases. Lesions heal on their own generally by 21 days. Treatment for monkeypox is mostly supportive and consists of fever and pain management by paracetamol or other NSAIDs, nutrition support, skincare, eye care and respiratory support. Specific antiviral such as Tecorivimat has been approved for the monkeypox virus in 2022. Tecorivimat has been previously used to treat smallpox cases. Other antivirals which may be considered are Cidofovir or Brincidofivir.

Myth: Smallpox vaccination or infection does not protect against the monkeypox virus

Fact: Past exposure to smallpox before the 1980s, either through infection or vaccination, is protective. The protection may vary from 80 to 85 per cent and is generally life-long.

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