Monkey Pox

As the battle against coronavirus continues, the world is yet to breathe a sigh of relief - as deadly diseases continue to emerge across the globe at a frightening rate.

Cases of "zoonotic" diseases - infections that jump from animals to humans - are relentlessly cropping up as the world grapples to control the current pandemic.

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It is feared the globe could continue to be plagued by zoonotic diseasesCredit: AFP or licensors

Highly contagious with high fatalities, these diseases threaten to further disrupt civilisation as we know it - and out of the 1.67million unknown viruses on the planet up to 827,000 of these could have the ability to infect people from animals, according to the EcoHealth Alliance.

Experts have even warned the next pandemic could be on the same scale as the Black Death, which is estimated to have killed 75million people.

As the human population swells and moves further into animal habitats, the risk of the transmission of diseases to humans grows - so what do we know about what are we facing right now?

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Up to 827,000 of unknown viruses could have the ability to infect people from animalsCredit: AFP

MONKEYPOX

Among numerous cases across the world, two cases of monkeypox have recently been reported in the UK - only the fifth and sixth cases to be found in the country.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease were detected in a group of monkeys kept for research - hence the name monkeypox.

More than 30 cases of the virus were reported in the animals at the time - but none of the creatures died and there was no spread from monkeys to humans.

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The virus comes from a pox-like disease detected in monkeys - hence its name
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Monkeypox causes a skin rash which develops into scabs that eventually fall offCredit: Alamy

The first human case of viral zoonotic disease was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a nine-year-old boy.

The virus spreads through close physical contact and infiltrates the body through broken skin, respiratory droplets or contaminated objects.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion.

A rash can then develop, which spreads before eventually developing into oozing scabs that then fall off.

BLACK DEATH

The Black Death holds a remarkable place in history as one of the most devastating epidemics to ever grip the globe.

The latest outbreak of the highly infectious and often fatal disease occurred in the Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo in May this year.

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