Monkeypox has become mainly known for the blisters and eczema that appear on an infected person. The disease is described as mild, but the mortality rate for the West African type that is now prevalent in Europe is 1%.
There are currently 118 confirmed cases in the European Union.
This year’s outbreak is the largest in the Western world to date and was preceded by an outbreak in the United States in 2003. When vet Kurt Zesky became infected. Now he talks about his experiences with the strange disease.
At first I felt uncomfortable, feverish, nauseous and a little dizzy. Much like the onset of the flu, the site tells Inside Edition.
Then he suffered from pimples and characteristic eczema.
– I had one that became a really bad blister, which also turned black. It was on my thumb, and I removed it, he says.
He’s injured for reasons obvious by profession, suddenly getting sick with a prairie dog – a type of rodent – that the client worries about. Zesky explains NBC News That he was so confused about the dog’s illness, then he feared it was a strange disease.
The fear eventually turned into reality. But until confirmation, he was very worried.
– When I suddenly didn’t feel well, I became very anxious. We didn’t know what it was, he told NBC.
“However, I was very worried about my thumb, and I was afraid that I would lose it and would not be able to practice my profession anymore,” he continues.
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