Suurbritannias avastati ohtlik Aafrika haigus “monkeypox”

Britannias diagnoositi esmakordselt “monkeypox” (ahvirõuged) viirus, mis on levinud Kesk- ja Lääne-Aafrikas. Haigusviirus levib nakatunud loomadelt (eelkõige ahvidelt) inimesele.

Briti tervisekaitseameti kinnitusel tõi haiguse Nigeeria kodanik, kes viibis Cornwallis. Rohkem kui 50 inimest võib olla nakatunud. Haiguse sümptomiteks on palavik, lihasevalud, lümfisõlmede paistetus, külmavärinad, väsimus. Kehale tekib lööve koos valulike haavandite ja vere-villidega, mis levib üle kogu keha. Raskematel juhtudel võib lõppeda pimeduse või surmaga.

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Monkeypox warning – how to avoid deadly infection after virus lands in UK

The monkeypox virus has been diagnosed in the UK for the first time ever, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed. A resident of Nigeria contracted the infection before travelling to the UK, it’s believed. PHE and the NHS are contacting fellow passengers that may be at risk of the virus.

Monkeypox: UK’s first case of rare viral infection confirmed

More than 50 members of the public could have been exposed to a rare viral infection, health officials fear after the first case of monkeypox was diagnosed in the UK. A Nigerian naval officer who came to the UK to take part in an Ministry of Defence (MoD) training exercise at a Royal Navy base in Cornwall was confirmed to have the disease on Friday.

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