Thus far, no one has died in America following infection. Differing from smallpox is that monkeypox causes swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms typically include a fever, intense headache, muscle aches and a lower than usual energy. In most cases, infected people will develop a rash on the face before spreading to other body parts. Over time, the rash will turn into blisters that will ultimately blemish after 2-3 weeks.
Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that bubonic plague is spreading in parts of Madagascar (island nation just east of southern Africa), and a “weak health care system means it may spread farther.” The WHO reported that as of August 1, 2017, Madagascar was experiencing “a large outbreak of plague.” These cases were “unusually severe.” After November 2017, a total of 2119 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of plague, including 187 deaths, were reported by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar to WHO.