Monkeypox 🐵

Monkeypox

We’ve all heard of Smallpox and Chickenpox, but what about Monkeypox? Monkeypox is the newest disease spreading about. Monkeypox produces Smallpox-like skin lesions, but symptoms are usually milder than those of smallpox. Flu-like symptoms are common initially, ranging from fever and headache to shortness of breath. There are few cases in North America, but many in Europe. In fact, countries in Europe have confirmed dozens of cases in what’s evolving into the largest outbreak of Monkeypox ever on the continent, according to the German military.

The disease has always existed, however, over the past 40 years it remained within Africa — where the virus has circulated at low levels. According to the CDC “the virus is spread through close contact with people, animals or material infected with the virus.” Moreover, “Monkeypox can enter the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, the eyes, nose, and mouth. Though human-to-human transmission is believed to occur through respiratory droplets as well, that method requires prolonged face-to-face contact because the droplets cannot travel more than a few feet.”

With the virus being in such early stages of spreading, it’s hard to say how far it will go. What do you think about Monkeypox? And will it have a major effect on the markets in the months to come?

I am not a financial advisor and my comments should never be taken as financial advice. Investments come with risk, so always do your research and analysis beforehand.

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