The incubation period for monkeypox is between 5 to 13 days or 5 to 21 days.
There are two periods in the development of monkeypox disease. The first period of invasion, occurs 0 to 5 days of high fever, severe headache, and there is a lump or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, then the armpit, or groin.
Second, the eruption period, occurs 1 to 3 days after fever, rashes occur on the skin, rashes on the face, palms, feet, mucosa, genitals, and mucous membranes of the eyes.
“This monkeypox can heal itself after 2-4 weeks after the incubation period is complete. This disease will heal itself is not too severe. From countries that report monkeypox cases, only about 10% of patients are hospitalized,” said Syahril.
Until now there have been no cases of death caused by monkeypox in countries that have reported.
“We are advised to remain calm and remain vigilant because this is also very contagious and makes us uncomfortable,” he said, citing a press statement from the Ministry of Health.
What needs to be considered, continued Syahril, is the presence of complications, namely secondary infection, bronchopneumonia, as well as sepsis, encephalitis, corneal infection that causes blindness.