Amaphaphu Phansi nge-Monkeypox – NICD

Written by on 24 May, 2022

By: Sthulile Mdletshe

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says there shouldn’t be any panic following the outbreak of the Monkeypox virus.

Moneypox is a virus from the same family as smallpox and most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.

At least 92 cases have been confirmed globally and 28 suspected cases are being investigated in 12 other countries.

While no death has been reported, the World Health organisation has warned that people who are at risk are usually people who are less than sixteen years of age as well as those who are immunocompromised.

Those infected with monkeypox disease could present a number of symptoms including fever, headache, muscle aches, back aches, fatigue, swelling and a rash.

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