Monkeypox in Dogs – Your Questions Answered

monkeypox in dogs
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Moderate in humans

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Key points

  • Monkeypox belongs to the Orthopoxvirus family of viruses, which also includes Smallpox.
  • In humans, as well as skin lesions, Monkeypox causes headaches, fever, muscle aches, and enlarged lymph nodes.
  • The disease is spread through contact with bodily fluids or sores, including contaminated materials in the environment.
  • There is no specific treatment for the Monkeypox virus, only supportive care.
  • Smallpox vaccinations can also protect against Monkeypox.

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Symptoms & types

Signs of Monkeypox in animals are pretty similar to human symptoms.

Understanding the diagnostics

A PCR test can be run on the swab sample in order to detect the monkeypox virus.

Learning About The Causes

The disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids or skin lesions of infected individuals.

Best Treatment Options

Smallpox vaccination has been shown to be effective against Monkeypox.



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