Your Guide to Health – Smallpox Treatment may be Repurposed for Monkeypox

According to the Centre for Disease control, In humans, the symptoms of monkeypox are similar
to but milder than the symptoms of smallpox. Monkeypox begins with fever, headache, muscle
aches, and exhaustion. The main difference between symptoms of smallpox and monkeypox is
that monkeypox causes lymph nodes to swell (lymphadenopathy) while smallpox does not.

Impact of smallpox in the past

Smallpox is a very dangerous disease caused by a filterable virus. In past generations it was one of the greatest scourges of the human race, killing hundreds of thousands of people every year. Today thanks to vaccination introduced by Edward Jenner around May 14 1796, it is rarely seen.

Since the early 2000’s, the US department have in their stockpile vaccines and antiviral drugs in anticipation of a likely smallpox attack, Dr. Peter Hotez (Dean of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine) via a CNN interview.

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The information provided in this series ‘Your Guide to Health’ are based, in part, on the book “Your Guide to Health” written by Dr. Clifford Russell Anderson. The following is meant as public enlightenment rather than as an alternative to engaging the services of a qualified medical professional. Available on Amazon: YOUR GUIDE TO HEALTH: Anderson, Dr Clifford Russell: 9798696204987: Amazon.com: Books

Treatment:

  1. Prevention is most important
  2. Re-purposing of smallpox vaccines and antiviral drugs to treat monkeypox
  3. Periodic vaccination may be necessary
  4. Treatment of patient, preferably in a hospital
  5. Treating the pus-filled lesions of the skin with medical prescription drugs
  6. Controlling of itching based on medical advice
  7. Consumption of fresh fruit juices and plenty fluids
  8. Strict quarantine of patient

References:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/symptoms.html#:~:text=The%20main%20difference%20between%20symptoms,Fever
  2. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/26/health/monkeypox-cdc-update/index.html
  3. https://www.insider.com/monkeypox-smallpox-chickenpox-rash-symptoms-chart-virus-outbreak-2022-5
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_smallpox#:~:text=During%20the%2020th%20century%2C%20it,for%20300%E2%80%93500%20million%20deaths.
  5. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1108306/smallpox-number-of-cases-worldwide-historical/
  6. https://ourworldindata.org/smallpox
  7. A concise history of small-pox and vaccination in Europe [electronic resource]: https://archive.org/details/b21357262/page/32/mode/2up
  8. Smallpox : the fight to eradicate a global scourge: https://archive.org/details/smallpoxfighttoe00kopl

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