A rare monkeypox infection spreads in different parts of the world, and experts are concerned and are on high alert as they analyze and understand the recent surge in cases. Experts are trying to understand how the virus is getting transmitted as cases continue to rise.
The Guardian reported, quoting Charlotte Hammer, who is a Cambridge University expert on emerging diseases that British scientists have issued a warning that more monkeypox cases will be detected in the coming days.
She also said monkeypox has an incubation period of between one and three weeks so it is likely new infections will be seen among those who were in early contact with the outbreak’s first cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also said that it expects to identify more cases adding it will provide further guidance and recommendations in the coming days for countries on how to mitigate the spread of monkeypox.
The agency added, “Available information suggests that human-to-human transmission is occurring among people in close physical contact with cases who are symptomatic.”
Experts are concerned due to the multiple cases because monkeypox is an uncommon disease as its outbreaks mostly occur in west and central Africa. Occasionally it spreads elsewhere.
The Monkeypox illness usually causes symptoms of fever, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. Chickenpox-like rashes are also found on the hands and face.