Study on Monkeypox Virus: This study report was published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was led by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London. In this, the team identified new clinical symptoms of monkeypox infection. This study was done from 27 April to 24 June 2022.
New Research on MonkeyPox Virus: Monkeypox virus, which came amidst the shadow of Corona, is now raising the concerns of the whole world. Gradually, its patients are being found in many countries. WHO has also expressed concern about this, but amidst the tension, news of relief related to it has also come to the fore. In fact, in the largest case study series ever conducted with international collaboration, doctors have identified new clinical symptoms in people infected with monkeypox. Its findings will aid in future treatments, slow the spread of infection and help the international community find vaccines and means of treatment for monkeypox.
This study was done with the help of 528 infected
The New England Journal of Medicine published a case series on 21 July as the result of an international collaboration involving 16 countries (NEJM). New clinical symptoms of monkeypox infection have been identified in this study, led by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London. This study was conducted between 27 April and 24 June 2022 reporting 528 patients infected with this virus at 43 sites and is the largest case series to date. The study revealed that the current spread of the virus disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men, with 98 percent of infected individuals in this group. However, in most of these cases, sexual proximity is the most likely route of transmission. The researchers found that the virus is transmitted through large respiratory droplets and possibly through any close physical contact through clothing and other surfaces.
These new symptoms found in the study
Many of the infected people examined in the study had symptoms not recognized by current medical definitions of monkeypox. These symptoms include a single genital lesion as well as blisters in the mouth or anus. Clinical symptoms are similar to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and can easily lead to a false diagnosis. Some had to be hospitalized due to severe pain and difficulty swallowing due to anal and oral symptoms. As such, it becomes important to recognize these new symptoms and educate doctors on how to identify and manage the disease. Chloe Orkin, Professor of HIV Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and director of SHARE Associate, said: "Viruses know no boundaries and now monkeypox infection has been reported in 70 countries and more than 13,000 people. This is a truly global case series. Is. Doctors from 16 countries participated in it. We have shown that the current international case definitions also need to include the symptoms found in this study that is not yet included in the symptoms of monkeypox. Such as sores in the mouth and anus, mucosa, and single ulcers.
Still more research needed
Dr. John Thornhill Barts, Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London, said, "It is important to emphasize that monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection in the traditional sense. It is transmitted from person to person through close physical contact of any kind. However, this study suggests that the majority of transmission so far is related to sexual activity. "In the study, we also found that one in ten people had only one skin lesion in the genital area and 15 percent had anal or rectal pain," he said. Monkeypox virus is found in a large proportion, although this may be accidental and more work is needed to better understand it.