Monkeypox virus preparation in Pakistan-Next viral zoonotic disease outbreak after COVID-19?
Saadullah Khattak 1, Maqsood Qaisar 2, Sadir Zaman 2, Taj Ali Khan 3, Yasir Ali 4, Dong-Dong Wu 1, 5, Xin-Ying Ji 1*
1 Henan International Joint Laboratory for Nuclear Protein Regulation, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan 475004, Chin a
2 Department of Microbiology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat 26000, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
3 Institute of Pathology and Diagnostic Medicine, Khyber Medical University, KP, Pakistan
4 National center for Bioinformatics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan
5 School of Stomatology, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan 475004, China
Monkeypox is a viral disease that often affects central and western African rainforests. But the illness has recently arisen in the World in imported African wild rats. Monkeypox exhibits symptoms that are remarkably similar to other types of smallpox, including flu-like symptoms, malaise, headache, back pain, fever, and the distinctive rash. Considering this therapeutic range, performing a differential diagnosis to exclude smallpox is critical. Monkeypox has no recognized treatment, but the smallpox vaccination can prevent the infection. Reducing contact with sick patients or animals and avoiding respiratory exposure to infected patients are vital for proper protection.