By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported today that monkeypox has resurfaced in the Central African Republic (CAR).


Two confirmed and six suspected cases of monkeypox were detected in the Kembé Satema health district, after the epidemic was declared over on 27 December 2020.

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Monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs throughout remote parts of Central and West Africa, often near tropical rainforests. It is spread through contact with the monkeypox virus from an animal or human (alive or dead) or with materials contaminated with the virus.

Symptoms begin with fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion, and is followed by a rash. Patients are usually ill for 2-4 weeks. Monkeypox is fatal in as many as 10% of people who get it.