Monkeypox continues to spike in Bulgaria; Causes, symptoms, precautions to stay safe against infection

Bulgaria’s health ministry reported its first monkeypox case in June, confirming two men infected by the virus who were in proper and stable condition in hospitals. Since then, the terror of monkeypox worried the government as well as the health ministry of the country.

The increase in monkeypox has shaken the health ministry as Bulgaria is still combating COVID; thus, tackling monkeypox at the same time wouldn’t be a simple task.


The health ministry had said that the first person infected with the Monkeypox virus had travelled to Britain and Spain, but there was no contact with people they had come in contact with during their trip. Healthcare administration stated that over-the-counter medications could resolve Monkeypox. There is an antiviral medication called Tecovirimat or TPOXX.

What is Monkey Pox?

Monkey Pox is a disease that causes fever. It is the same part of the family of viruses as variola viruses. Despite being named monkeypox, the origin of this virus is unknown.

Symptoms of Monkeypox include :






Swollen lymph node


Causes of Monkeypox:


An Orthopox virus causes Monkeypox. This virus is usually caused by direct contact with infected animals or by possibly eating poorly cooked meat. Cutaneous lesions are likely a source of transmission of the disease to humans. Other transmission sources could occur if a person is bitten by an animal suffering from Monkeypox.

What does WHO say?

According to WHO, various measures should be taken to reduce the spread of the virus. Actions such as avoiding skin-to-skin contact, mouth-to-mouth contact, touching infected towels, objects, etc.

Worldview of Monkeypox:

The area of Europe is considered the epicentre of Monkeypox. WHO has advised that whoever gets infected with Monkeypox should quarantine and get medication as soon as possible. Monkeypox usually spreads through close contact and respiratory droplets.

Not only the spread of Monkeypox but also the shortage of its vaccine has also concerned the government. With rising cases, the need for vaccination imposes a challenge on the government.

There are nearly 200 cases of Monkeypox in more than twenty countries. Different countries have their specific data on the spread of Monkeypox. Countries including Britain, Germany, Canada and the U.S. is evaluating the spread. WHO stated that more than 3500 individuals in 59 countries had been infected by the disease.