Monkeypox Symptoms In Kids: Exhaustion To Weakness, What To Watch Out For?

As cases of monkeypox are on the rise in several parts of the world, parents need to know the many ways in which they can keep their kids safe. Read on to know the symptoms.

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Monkeypox Symptoms In Kids

The rare viral disease monkeypox is spreading rapidly across the globe. Cases have emerged from over 12 countries already. With this rapid transmission rate, it has become important for everyone to know the signs and symptoms of this viral zoonotic disease, especially in children. Kids are the ones who are at high risk of catching this virus, and some of the monkeypox may be similar to chickenpox like rashes, fever, and aches. Let's take a look at some of the warning symptoms of monkeypox in kids.

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Monkeypox In Kids: What Is The Risk?

Monkeypox is not a new viral disease. It was present in the regions of Africa a long time back as well. However, it was only recently when cases of this infectious virus were found in other parts of the world too. The disease is very rare and mild in kids. But, it is still there. Monkeypox infection can mimic the more common chicken pox.

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Symptoms Of Monkeypox In Kids

Kids can show up different symptoms of monkeypox after contracting the virus. Some of these may include - rashes, fever and body aches, swelling of the lymph nodes, severe exhaustion, blisters on the palms and feet, and weakness. "The skin rashes typically start from Day 3 or 4 after contracting the virus. In kids, there are higher symptoms of exhaustion and weakness," says experts.

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How To Keep Your Little Ones Safe?

As cases of monkeypox are on the rise in several parts of the world, parents need to know the many ways in which they can keep their kids safe. Some of the safety measures are - to maintain good hand hygiene (wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water), prevent your little ones from coming in close contact with animals, avoid eating uncooked meat, and make sure to maintain distance with anyone who is suffering from skin rashes, avoid contact with any of the infected individuals.