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Must Read: 7 Ways In Which Monkeypox Can Be Transmitted - Stay Safe by CyrexSnr(m): 5:18pm On Oct 11, 2017

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has
announced that there is a suspected outbreak of
a viral disease called monkeypox in Bayelsa
In the press release, members of the public were
urged to remain calm, alert and know the signs
and symptoms of the disease
Khodedbaze earlier reported that a medical doctor
and 10 others were down with the disease and
were being quarantined in an isolation centre at
the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital,
Okolobiri, in Yenagoa local government area of
the state.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
has listed the major facts about the disease.
Monkeypox is not a newly discovered disease, it
has been known for decades, although relatively
Dr Charles-Davies OA, a medical doctor and
founder of 25 Doctors, a platform where you can
ask doctors questions online, spoke to
Khodedbaze about the ways the disease is

Here are 7 different ways the disease is transmitted:
1. Contact with infected monkeys
Monkeypox is caused by a virus. The virus has
been previously isolated in animals like monkeys,
rats and squirrels.
Human outbreaks are more likely to be spread
from infected animals than from a human to
another human. Close contact with infected
monkeys can spread the virus to humans.
Monkeys are sometimes hunted in rural areas,
and touching an infected monkey, even a dead
monkey can make a person contract the disease.

2. Contact with infected rodents
Rodents like rats and squirrels can transmit the
monkeypox virus to human beings if they are
infected. The virus is present in the blood, body
fluids and secretions of infected rodents.
Close contact with these mammals when infected
can increase the chances of a human outbreak.

3. Bites and scratches from infected animals
The virus is usually found in the blood and body
fluids of infected animals including saliva. A bite
or scratch can cause skin breakage and lead to
the transfer of the virus from the infected animal
to a human.

4. Eating inadequately cooked meat
In some parts of Nigeria, rodents are consumed
as ‘bush-meat’. In fact, it is a known delicacy.
Eating rodents during a monkeypox outbreak can
increase the likelihood of contracting the
disease, because a dead infected rodent can still
contain the virus.
As a rule, all meat should be properly cooked, as
this can decrease the likelihood of getting
infected, thorough cooking kills the virus.

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