Monkey B Virus FAQ
Dr. Puja explains the news about the recent Monkey B Virus scare.
Signs and Symptoms & Common Questions about the Monkey B Virus
Is the Monkey B Virus related to the Monkey Pox Virus?
No. They are different viruses. I want you to quickly understand that this virus has nothing to do with the monkey pox virus that was recently found in Dallas.
What is the Monkey B Virus?
The Simian B virus, a.k.a. the Monkey B virus, is a form of the herpes virus.
What are the commons signs & symptoms of the Monkey B Virus?
There are going to be fevers, headaches, vomiting, but ultimately Monkey B affects our brain. It causes encephalitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.
How do I catch the Monkey B Virus?
You can catch this virus if you’ve been bitten or scratched by an infected macaque monkey. OR, if you’ve been in contact with their infected specimens.
Should I be afraid of the Monkey B Virus?
As a normal human living in America, the chances of us catching the Simian B, aka, the Monkey B virus is very low.