Nigerian Man Suffering From Monkey Pox Narrates How Multiple Doctors Misdiagnosed Him As He Opens Up About His Ailment.

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A Nigerian man diagnosed with Monkeypox disease has shared his experience. In a video shared on social media, the man who resides in Aba, Abia state recounted how some doctors misdiagnosed him until he went to the Federal Medical Center in Aba, where a doctor made the proper diagnosis of Monkeypox disease. Nigeria now has the highest number of Mokeypox d€aths in Africa. Some facts about MonkeyPox disease -Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. -Monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. Severe cases can occur. Recently, the case fatality ratio has been around 3–6%. -Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal or with material contaminated with the virus. -The monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets, and contaminated materials such as bedding. -Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease that occurs primarily in central and west African tropical rainforests. An antiviral agent has been developed for the treatment of smallpox and monkeypox. The clinical presentation of monkeypox resembles that of smallpox, a related orthopoxvirus infection declared eradicated worldwide in 1980. Monkeypox is less contagious than smallpox and causes less severe illness. -Monkeypox typically presents clinically with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes and may lead to various medical complications.

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