5 comparisons monkeypox and COVID-19.

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01 Jun 2022

5 comparisons monkeypox and COVID-19.
      "Monkeypox" that the world is worried about an outbreak and "Covid-19" that has been a global pandemic for more than 2 years, if compared to 5 items, how will it be? What is the vaccine and epidemic situation?

  • Pathogen.
    • Monkeypox : The Department of Disease Control has informed that it is not a new disease. It has been epidemic for more than 20 years. This disease is caused by Orthopoxvirus that found in many animals. Especially animals in the ape family and rodents such as squirrels and wild rats, which can be transmitted in humans.
    • COVID-19 : It is an infection that was found and reported in 2020. At the end of 2019, an unknown case of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, later named as "Covid-19"
  • Transmission.
    • Monkeypox : Infected by direct contact with the blood, secretions, pustules of an infected animal, and scratching by an infected animal.
    • COVID-19 : It's a respiratory disease. spread from person to person It is transmitted through contact with an infected person through droplets from coughing, sneezing, snot, and saliva.
  • Mortality rate.
    • Monkeylpox : Patients will be sick for about 2-4 weeks. Most patients will recover from the disease on their own. Severe symptoms are more common among children in African countries with a mortality rate of about 10%.
    • Covid-19 : The epidemic has been around the world for more than 2 years. Currently, the global mortality rate is 1.20%.
  • Vaccine
    • Monkeypox : A smallpox vaccination can prevent 85% of smallpox, but children born after 1980 will never be vaccinated. Therefore, they are more at risk of Monkeypox than other groups.
    • COVID-19 : There is no vaccine that can be used to prevent disease. It was researched and developed in 2020 and started to be used during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Epidemic situation
    • Monkeylpox : Monkeypox is a dangerous communicable disease like COVID-19 which has not yet found an outbreak in Thailand.
    • COVID-19 : First outbreak in 2020 until now It is likely to be able to control the outbreak by the end of 2022

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