Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Mpox virus virus is an orthopoxvirus that causes human Mpox. It is a viral disease with symptoms similar to smallpox, including fever and rash. Mpox is a viral zoonosis which is a virus transmitted to human from animals. The Mpox virus usually affects rope squirrels, trees squirrel, Gambian pouched rats, and nonhuman primates,such as monkeys. The Mpox virus is normally endemic to Africa but has recently been found on other continents. Anyone can become infected through direct contact with respiratory droplets of another person who has Mpox in the home or in health facility, or with contaminated materials such as bedding, clothing and any touching surfaces.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds Generally, the main mode of transmission is from person-to-person, while in other cases due to importation by travelers or infected animals. Mpox outbreaks tend to occur in small cluster of a few cases without leading to widespread community transmission. Therefore, the outbreak can be easily controlled if we responded to them fast and effectively. Hi, I’m Associate Professor Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Welcome to our FutureLearn course. This course provides a general introduction to the Mpox of disease to videos, articles, discussions, polls, and short quizzes. By the end of this course, we hope our learners are able
Skip to 1 minute and 59 seconds to: understand the emergence of Mpox, understand the signs and symptoms, describe routes of transmission, and describe prevention and control strategies. This course contains basic knowledge that is suitable for beginners in the health care or medical field, and for the general public. Well, be prepared and enjoy learning.