WHO warns of ‘real danger’ of monkey pox

ISLAMABAD, June 09 (Alliance News): The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is a real risk of the spread of monkey pox in non-epidemic countries, with more than a thousand cases now confirmed in such countries.

The head of the WHO says the UN health agency is not recommending a large-scale vaccination against the virus, No deaths have been reported.

He told a news conference that there was a real danger of the Monkey Pax outbreak in countries where it was not found.

Zoonotic disease is found in nine African countries in the form of an epidemic in humans, but outbreaks have been reported in several other states in the past month, most of them in Europe, most notably Britain, Spain and Portugal.

The WHO chief added that more than 1,000 confirmed cases of monkey pox have now been reported to the WHO from 29 countries where the disease is not found.

No deaths have been reported from the virus in these countries so far, but most cases have been reported among men who have had sex with men.

In some countries, apparently community transmission cases have now been reported, including some cases of women.

Monkeypox is a rare epidemic virus. The infection is similar to the smallpox virus found in humans. Symptoms of the epidemic include fever, headache and itchy skin.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said he was particularly concerned about the risk posed by the virus to other vulnerable people, including pregnant women and children, to other illnesses and medical problems.

He said the sudden and unexpected appearance of Monkey Pax in non-epidemic countries indicates that its transfer has not been known for some time, however, it was not known for how long its transfer. And the spread could not be traced.

In non-epidemic countries, the emergence of a case of Monkey Pax is considered an epidemic.

The head of the World Health Organization said that although it was a clear concern that the virus had been present in Africa for decades and was killing people, there have been more than 1,400 suspected cases and 66 deaths so far this year. Have done

Vaccines In some places where the vaccine is available, it is being used to protect people at high risk, such as health care workers.

He added that vaccination should be given within 4 days after being infected with the virus
Vaccines may be considered for people living in close contact with the infected person, such as sexual partners or family members.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) added that the WHO would issue guidelines in the coming days on medical care, infection prevention, control, vaccination and community protection.

“People with symptoms of the virus should be isolated at home and consult a health worker, while people living in the same house should also avoid close contact,” he said.


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