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Monkeypox and chickenpox: The difference and how to prevent it  

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I. Monkeypox and chickenpox: The basics

1. Monkeypox:
Monkeypox, also known as Herpes simplex, is a skin infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. This disease often occurs on the face and mouth, and often has symptoms such as blisters, pain and itching.

2. Chickenpox:
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox typically causes chickenpox spots on the skin, accompanied by itching, fever, and cold symptoms.

II. Similarities between monkeypox and chickenpox

Both monkeypox and chickenpox are skin infections caused by viruses and have some similarities:

1. Contagiousness: Both diseases are transmitted through direct contact with ulcers or fluids from an infected person.

2. Skin symptoms: Both monkeypox and chickenpox cause skin lesions, but there are differences in nature and location. Monkeypox usually causes red blisters or ulcers, while chickenpox causes red blisters that then form scabs.

III. Differences in incubation period

An important difference between monkeypox and chickenpox is the incubation period:

1. Monkeypox: The incubation period of monkeypox usually lasts from 2 to 12 days after exposure to the virus. During this period, people with the virus can infect others.

2. Chickenpox: The incubation period of chickenpox lasts from 10 to 21 days after exposure to the virus. During this period, a person infected with the chickenpox virus can infect others.

IV. Distinguishing symptoms of monkeypox and chickenpox

1. Symptoms of monkeypox:
- Red blisters or ulcers on the lips, mouth, nose, chin and surrounding areas.
- Pain, itching and discomfort.
- May be accompanied by fever, headache and fatigue.

2. Symptoms of chickenpox:
- Chickenpox has red pimples on the skin.
- Itching and discomfort.
- Fever, fatigue and decreased resistance.

V. How to prevent monkeypox and chickenpox

1. Monkeypox:
- Avoid contact with people with monkeypox.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water.
- Avoid sharing personal items such as kettles, cups, and chopsticks with sick people.
- Protect a clean environment, limit contact with toys, hands, and objects that may be infected.

2. Chickenpox:
- Get vaccinated against chickenpox to boost immunity.
- Avoid contact with people with chickenpox.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water.
- Limit contact with personal items of sick people.

Above is information about monkeypox and chickenpox, as well as the differences and ways to prevent them. To protect your health and prevent the spread of these infections, follow preventive measures and practice proper personal hygiene.

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