This is what the skin rash looks like, which is a sign of monkey pox. Lifestyle – 5 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Cases of monkey pox in Indonesia show an increasing trend. In 2022, there was only one positive case of monkey pox in Indonesia, but as of October 25 2023, there had been 14 confirmed cases.

In fact, a number of epidemiologists, or experts in the field of investigating the pattern and spread of a disease, predict that the number of confirmed monkeypox patients could reach 3,600 cases by the end of this year.

“Our prediction, after inviting epidemiologists, they saw rates “What happened in England then estimates that our cases with the key population number could be 3,600 people if prevention is not carried out properly,” said the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, in an online press conference, Thursday (26 /10/2023).


Typical symptoms of monkey pox

Symptoms of monkey pox.  (Ministry of Health Doc)Photo: Symptoms of monkey pox. (Ministry of Health Doc)

Maxi said that all the patients were men. They experience the typical symptoms of monkey pox in the form of red lesions or rashes on the skin accompanied by fever.

“All patients are in stable condition, within 1-2 weeks the lesions will start to disappear. If their condition is good, we can send them home,” said Maxi, in an online press conference, Thursday (26/10/2023).

Apart from rashes and fever, a number of patients also experience other symptoms in the form of swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, chills and genital pain.

Difference between monkey pox and chicken pox

Monkey pox has symptoms similar to chicken pox because they are both characterized by a rash on the skin.

Spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Health, dr. Mohammad Syahril, revealed that the typical symptom of monkey pox which cannot be found in cases of chicken pox is enlarged glands in the neck, armpits or groin.

“Incubation period [cacar monyet] It is divided into two, first the invasion period which ranges from one to five days. “Typical symptoms are high fever which is usually above 38 degrees Celsius, severe headaches,” explained Dr. Syahril in the CNBC Indonesia TV Profit program in 2022, quoted on Wednesday (25/10/2023).

“And one typical symptom that differentiates it from other smallpox is the presence of enlarged glands in the neck, in the armpits and in the groin,” explained Dr. Syahril.

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