Update On Monkeypox & Its Wuhan-NIH Connection
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Wuhan Institute of Virology published on monkeypox research 3 months ago, NIH also have been researching monkeypox treatment, in the video published on May 31, 2022, “NIH, Wuhan were working on monkeypox“, below:
The first video on monkeypox, where we discuss a bit of history to provide you context of how rare an event the current outbreak is and we delve into the rapidly emerging world of monkeypox virus genomics to gain insights as to what we are currently dealing with. Historical info was reviewed to understand how to deal with monkeypox infection and how potentially extended hospitalization might take place post-infection, in the video published on May 31, 2022, “Monkeypox genomes analysis – vaccines update 45“, below:
There are two types of monkeypox. The recent outbreak is by the milder form (less deadly) of the two types of monkeypox. At the moment, there is no treatment for monkeypox. Possibly, our previous immunity against this virus may have resulted from the vaccination against smallpox. But once smallpox had been eradicated globally, there was no more vaccination against smallpox. So we are seeing the rise of current monkeypox. Furthermore, the global COVID pandemic in recent years may have also diminished many people’s immune system. Since there is no treatment now, once a person is exposed, an asymptomatic person will not be infectious to others, but a symptomatic person should be monitoring his/her body temperature couple times in a day for up to 21 days (incubation period of this virus). If some one has come into contact with the lesion or the body fluid or respiratory droplets of an infectious person, one may consider smallpox vaccination within four days post exposure to possibly help to prevent the disease development. According to CDC, smallpox vaccination within fourteen days post exposure of monkeypox may help to reduce the severity of the monkeypox disease symptoms.
The monkeypox virus is about twice as big as the coronavirus. It is about 200nm to 250 nm (nanometers). Its envelope is composed of lipid and proteins. Monkeypox virus’ genetic material is linear double stranded DNA whereas coronavirus’ genetic material is single stranded RNA. New mutations had been observed in the current outbreak. There is currently no approved anti-viral treatment for monkeypox virus.
For more on Monkeypox, please refer to the CDC web site by clicking HERE.
For more on Monkeypox, please refer to our previous post on What Is Monkeypox by clicking HERE.
For more on Monkeypox, please refer to World Health Organization web site, by clicking HERE.
For the NIH article on Monkeypox virus and insights into its immunomodulatory proteins, please click HERE.
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