In the article “Monkeypox virus infection in humans across 16 countries” published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on April–June 2022, John P. Thornhill, M.D., Ph.D., et al discuss the case series study they performed describing the manifestations of the Monkeypox virus that is starting to appear worldwide.
Researchers state that among the Case Series study they performed, the highest percentage of the cases reported were among homosexual, bisexual, white people, and patients with Human Immunodeficiency virus.
The main symptoms reported were rash, fever, lethargy, myalgia, headache, and anogenital and mucosal lesions with an incubation period of about 7 days. With minimal hospitalizations or antiviral therapy, no mortalities were reported.
In conclusion, the article linked the cases to sexual transmission, and minimal hospitalized patients. It also confirms the presence of dermatologic and systemic findings in this case series. Researchers emphasize that the need is rising for identifying and diagnosing the cases to prevent the spreading of the disease.
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