Two new cases of monkeypox (mpox) involving two local men have been detected in Malaysia, bringing the cumulative number of cases to four this year.
Mpox is a type of infection caused by the mpox virus, and infection occurs through close contact with individuals who have symptoms and signs of mpox infection.
The symptoms are fever along with maculopapular rash on the face, palms, soles, genitalia, conjunctiva and cornea.
“The incubation period before an individual starts showing symptoms is between five and 21 days from the date of exposure.
“Individuals tested positive with mpox infection can infect others a day before the symptoms appear until all the blisters have completely dried up and fallen off. Usually, mpox cases will heal on their own without any specific treatment,” he said.