Monkeypox misinformation and the stigma

Claudia discusses concerns about monkeypox misinformation and stigma with Andy Seale, Senior Strategic Advisor, department of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections at the World Health Organisation.

This programme is available on the Health Check Page and is available now On-Demand until Wednesday the 8th of June. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 5th of June in Phuket at 8:00 AM on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via the Internet radio portals.

Monkeypox is an infectious viral disease that can occur in both humans and some other animals.

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Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

(Picture: Monkeypox virus. Photo credit: Kontekbrothers/Getty Images.)

What else do we know about Monkeypox?

Early symptoms include feverheadachemuscle painsshiveringbackache, and feeling extremely tired.

Typically there are swollen lymph nodes behind the ear, below the jaw, in the neck or in the groin.  This is followed by a rash that forms blisters and crusts over; most frequently in the mouth, on the face, hands and feet, genitals and eyes. 

The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is on average 12 days; though ranges from 5-to-21 days.

 The duration of symptoms is typically two to four weeks.

 Cases may be severe, especially in children, pregnant women or people with suppressed immune systems

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