Monkeypox In Seattle/King County Area: What You Should Know?

Monkeypox In Seattle: The first confirmed case of monkeypox was discovered in King County that brings a number of queries along.

It's a rare illness due to a virus and is uncommon in the United States which starts with a flu like illness and swells lymph nodes

Rashes is one symptom that occurs around groin area which is often mistaken to be a STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

The rashes have fluid-filled bumps, simple bumps or sores. In case, you have a rash, you need to immediately see your doctor

The recovery phase takes between 2-4 weeks. It can pose serious risk to pregnant women, children and immunocompromised people.

Monkeypox transmits through body fluids or sores. Risk factor can be saliva entering into mouth after prolonged contact

Known cases of monkeypox have been found in countries like Central and West Africa mainly through rodents or small mammals.

Monkeypox virus comes in humans through bites or scratches from animals and after coming in contact with infected animals

CDC has so far confirmed only one monkeypox case and 4 other presumptive ones. See a doctor if you develop symptom like rashes

See a doctor if you have travelled to Central or West Africa or other parts of Europe where confirmed cases have been found