MonkeyPix incidents spread “iceberg tip,” WHO says: 10 points

Incidents of monkeypox spread the ‘tip of the iceberg’, WHO says: 10 points

Monkeypox is a endemic disease in 11 countries in West and Central Africa.

New Delhi:
The European Union’s disease agency said the number of monkeypox cases had reached 219 outside the countries where the virus usually spreads. The World Health Organization has warned of more attacks in the coming days.

Here are 10 things we know about monkeypox outbreaks:

  1. Monkeypox, a less serious disease than his cousin smallpox, is a local disease in 11 countries in West and Central Africa.

  2. The monkey virus was discovered in 1958 for research. The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970.

  3. The World Health Organization has warned that in recent weeks there have been 200 cases of monkeypox where it could just start outside a local country. “We know we will have more cases in the coming days,” WHO chief epidemic and epidemic preparedness and prevention chief Sylvie Bryand acknowledged in a briefing to countries on the “abnormal” spread of the virus.

  4. Health agencies say most cases have been identified among gay men.

  5. The United Kingdom reported its first monkeypox case in early May. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly in the country and the number of infections is now at 90.

  6. Spain has so far reported 98 confirmed cases of monkeypox.

  7. Portugal has already registered 74 confirmed cases, with health authorities saying on Friday that all cases were among men, mainly those under 40 years of age.

  8. Fever, muscle aches, sores and chills are common symptoms of monkeypox in humans

  9. The death rate from the virus is three to six percent. Most people recover within three to four weeks.

  10. There is currently no specific treatment for monkeypox. Patients should usually stay in a specialist hospital so that the infection does not spread and the general symptoms can be treated.

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