First case of monkeypox detected in Russia

The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Russia, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor reports . According to the agency, "a young man who returned from a trip to Europe" became infected with it.

In the spring, several countries at once - Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and later in the UK and the USA - found cases of infection with monkeypox.

Molecular biologist and science journalist Irina Yakutenko previously told The Insider what threatens to identify the disease in Europe.

“This is a relative of the smallpox virus, but it is much less dangerous and causes in most cases mild symptoms, although unpleasant, fever, muscle pain, these papules all over the body that rupture, crust and can leave scars, but in most cases, people recover. The percentage of people who die among those identified is between 1 and 10 for bad strains. It seems like a lot, because we have 1% covid, and we are terrified, but it spreads much worse than covid.”

The disease is transmitted through direct physical contact and airborne droplets. The incubation period is from 5 to 21 days, the symptoms are fever, back and muscle pain, chills and fatigue.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor noted that in Russia many people are immune to smallpox thanks to vaccinations that were made in the 1980s.

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