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Should international students be worried about money pox?

posted on: July 28, 2022

The world has still not gotten over the Coronavirus pandemic and is still trying to recover from the damage. Amidst all this, there is a growing concern about a new global outbreak called monkeypox. It has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many of you might be wondering what it is and why it is such a big threat to mankind right now. So you must know that it is a zoonotic infection that spreads from animals to humans. It is said that it originated in Europe and then spread across the globe. Symptoms include FeversMuscular aches, Swollen lymph nodes Chills, and exhaustion, Rashes that resemble pus-filled blisters or pimples. For international students worrying about their health, they must know that health insurances generally cover virus-borne infections. A vaccine has also been developed for the same. So far 17000 cases have been detected in Europe so make sure you have your travel insurance.

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