Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus that can occur in certain animals including humans. Symptoms begin with fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, and... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, headache, muscle pains, blistering rash, swollen lymph nodes
  • Usual onset:  5-21 days post exposure
  • Duration:  2 to 5 weeks
  • Causes:  Monkeypox virus
  • Diagnostic method:  Testing for viral DNA
  • Differential diagnosis:  Chickenpox, smallpox
  • Prevention:  Smallpox vaccine
  • Medication:  Cidofovir
  • Frequency:  Rare
  • Deaths:  Up to 10%
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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