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Monkeypox Virus: Monkeypox Cases Rise Globally, First Human To Dog Monkeypox Case Prompts, Here Is What WHO Has To Say, Watch Video

In a Lancet report earlier this week, French researchers documented the first case of a dog with confirmed monkeypox infection that might have been acquired through human transmission. Earlier a monkeypox outbreak in the US was linked to prairie pet dogs, but no human to animal transmission was reported.

Published by Sakshi Pandey |Published : August 18, 2022 9:20 PM IST

Monkeypox Virus: In a Lancet report earlier this week, French researchers documented the first case of a dog with confirmed monkeypox infection that might have been acquired through human transmission. Earlier a monkeypox outbreak in the US was linked to prairie pet dogs, but no human to animal transmission was reported. According to Dr. Rosamund Lewis, WHO Technical Lead on monkeypox, the first human-to-dog transmission of the virus is new but not surprising. To Know More Watch Video

Monkeypox Symptoms: People with monkeypox get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.

  • The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.
  • The rash can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

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