The symptoms are the same! So where is the difference between smallpox, smallpox and monkeypox? – News18 Bangla ProIQRA News

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Monkeypox in India: According to the World Health Organization, about 200 monkeypox infections have been reported in more than 20 countries as of May 28. However, the World Health Organization considers the epidemic to be manageable. According to them, many questions about MonkeyPix have not been answered yet. Monkeypox is a mild viral infection found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria. But recent outbreaks in other countries have raised concerns. The mortality rate from this disease is estimated to be around 1%. Although both effective vaccines and treatments are available. Countries including Britain, Germany, Canada and the United States have begun discussing how the smallpox vaccine can be used to prevent the monkeypox outbreak.

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Monkeypox, Smallpox, Chickenpox – what’s the difference?

First, these three diseases are caused by different viruses. Monkeypox caused by the monkeypox virus. According to the World Health Organization, smallpox caused by the variola virus is similar to monkeypox. The worldwide monkeypox was declared extinct in 1980. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Monkeypox is less contagious and causes less serious illness than smallpox.

The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of chickenpox and smallpox. That is why it is difficult to separate them. Like smallpox, monkeypox also develops purulent boils. There is mild pain and it gets better within 2-4 weeks without treatment.

The main difference between the symptoms of smallpox and monkeypox is swollen lymph nodes or lymphadenopathy ‘. Monkeypox causes the lymph nodes to swell, which is not the case with smallpox. Of the three diseases, chickenpox is by far the least deadly.

Symptoms of monkeypox usually last two to four weeks. According to the WHO, the recent death rate is 3 to 6 percent. Symptoms of chickenpox can last up to two weeks but usually subside within 7 days.

None of these infections are very serious. 1-10% of cases of monkeypox and 30% of cases of smallpox have been reported.

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What are the symptoms of monkeypox?



Muscle pain

Back pain

Swollen lymph nodes

Feeling cold


Within 1 to 3 days of the onset of the fever (sometimes more) the patient develops a rash which often starts in the mouth and then spreads to other parts of the body.

No vaccine has been developed specifically for monkeypox, but the WHO estimates that the smallpox vaccine is about 75% effective.

Published by:Madhurima Dutta

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Tags: Chicken Pox, Monkeypox


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