Hello everyone, in today’s article, we will examine where and in which year the monkeypox virus, whose name has been heard frequently, was first detected. While doing this, we will try to explain what monkeypox is, its most common symptoms, where it got its name, and how it spreads.
The monkeypox virus, which emerged in different places after the effects of a long Covid-19 virus, made everyone nervous. While this virus was seen in the African continent, it was seen in different regions in different forms. Monkeypox virus is usually seen in rodents and wild animals, spreading from animal to human and human to human transmission.
So what is the monkeypox virus? Monkeypox virus is a virus caused by the Monkeypox virus belonging to the virus family, Poxviridae and the genus Orthopoxvirus. Although the name of the virus is known as monkeypox, the original origin of the virus is rodents. Monkey pox was named after smallpox-like symptoms in monkeys to be used for a study in the 1950s. It was first seen in humans in the 1970s. Cases that are seen sporadically in tropical rainforests have been seen in various places with transferring animals here to other places. Especially after Covid-19, this virus in some places has increased research.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox virus? First, after a certain contact, there is an incubation period in this disease, as in any disease. This period is between 4 and 22 days on average. The most common symptom duration is between 5 and 14 days. The most common symptoms are:
2) Fatigue and weakness
3) Muscle aches
4) Small bubbles that appear as blisters on the skin
So when did monkeypox first appear? Monkeypox was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970. So who has seen it? Monkeypox was detected in a 9-10 year-old boy. Most cases were in rural, rainforest areas of the country. Cases are increasingly being reported in the Congo Basin, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in Central and West Africa.