The island nation of Malta recorded its first case of monkeypox this week. A guy of 38 years old who was just recently traveling overseas has returned home where he is isolating himself and exhibiting some mild symptoms.
The health ministry of Malta has reported the discovery of the island nation’s very first case of monkeypox.
In this particular instance, the patient is a 38-year-old guy who had only recently been to one of the nations where an epidemic of monkeypox was occurring.
According to the ministry, the patient was only experiencing mild symptoms that did not need hospitalization; as of right now, the patient is isolating themselves at home.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, “monkeypox is a very uncommon ailment that is brought on by a virus that does not readily pass from one person to the next.” “In the vast majority of instances, it is a transient disease that does not need treatment and from which people recover in a matter of weeks,”
The first manifestations of monkeypox include a high temperature, headaches, muscular discomfort, back pain, swollen glands, chills, and extreme fatigue. It’s also possible to break out in a rash, which often begins on the face and then moves on to other areas of the body. The rash will gradually transform into scabs, which will finally disappear with the passage of time.
Those in charge of overseeing public health are urging members of the general public to practice proper hygiene by washing their hands often with soap and water or by using an antiseptic product that contains alcohol, particularly after having contact with someone who is ill.
This past week, Health Minister Chris Fearne said that monkeypox was not “another Covid” and emphasized that the authorities were adequately prepared in the event of an epidemic.