First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Arkansas

On July 5, 2022, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) announced the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the state

As per Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Arkansas has been monitoring monkeypox cases in the US and says there is no need to become panic

Monkeypox  is not contagious like COVID-19. She further stated that anyone who is infected needs to contact with a doctor

Symptoms of monkeypox include a painful rash, muscle pain, headache, and fever. The rash may appear after 14 days of infection

It can also happen through direct skin to skin contact, body fluids, scabs,  touching contaminated surfaces including clothing

The monkeypox virus can also be transmitted through respiratory secretions like during prolonged face to face contact

Please note that monkeypox happens to be an airborne disease and can be prevented using proper vaccination and prevention

Antiviral drugs and immunoglobulins available to work against the virus and people need to be avoid going to mass gathering

Since May, over 3,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 47 countries and many of which never detected such a case before