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Smallpox infects 11 countries, with 80 cases confirmed, WHO warns of ‘unusual’

BONDUA, LIBERIA – UNDATED: In this 1971 Center For Disease Control handout photo, monkeypox-like lesions are shown on the arm and leg of a female child in Bondua, Liberia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said June 7 the viral disease monkeypox, thought to be spread by prairie dogs, has been detected in the Americas for the first time with about 20 cases reported in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. (Photo Courtesy of the CDC/Getty Images)

The World Health Organization has reported about 80 cases of monkeypox in 11 countries, calling it an unusual outbreak. We are cooperating with various countries. watch closely

On May 21, 2022, foreign news agencies reported that The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday (May 20) that about 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries around the world. and there is a tendency for the number of patients to increase further Because now there are 50 more patients awaiting confirmation.

WHO says the outbreak is not normal Because it occurred in a country where the monkey pox virus is not endemic, the WHO is currently working with countries where the virus has been found and others. To expand surveillance, search and give advice on how to manage such diseases closely

Earlier, cases of monkeypox had been reported in at least nine European countries, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, Sweden and Australia.

Meanwhile, Israel is the latest country to reveal that A 30-year-old male patient was found to have symptoms similar to monkeypox virus infection. After just returning from Western Europe But it has not been confirmed whether the patient was infected with the monkey pox virus.

Monkey pox is a disease that spreads from animals to humans. They are commonly found in rural areas in Central and West Africa. It is considered a disease that is difficult to be transmitted. and there is little risk of spreading widely to the public Patients usually have mild symptoms. and most recover within a few weeks.

As for prophylaxis, there is currently no specific vaccine against monkeypox. but will use the same vaccine as the smallpox vaccine. which is a similar virus It can prevent monkey pox 85%.

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