Thousands of monkeypox identified in Africa

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The number of monkeypox identities is increasing outside of Africa. This number exceeds a thousand. In this context, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the risk of monkeypox outside Africa. News AFP.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanam Gabreasus issued the warning on Wednesday. “More than 1,000 people have been identified as monkeypox from 29 non-local countries,” he said.
Tedros said the WHO was not recommending a mass vaccination campaign against the virus right now.

Tedros said the WHO did not have any reports of monkeypox deaths. However, he said, “Monkeypox is becoming a real threat in countries that are not endemic.”
Monkeypox is considered a local disease in nine countries in Africa. But since last month, monkeypox has been identified in more than two dozen countries outside Africa. Most of these countries are in Europe. Monkeypox is most commonly identified in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal.

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Tedros said no monkeys have died in these countries so far. However, many are being affected. Homosexual men are more affected. In some countries, data has been found on the social transmission of monkeypox. In some of these countries, women have also been infected with monkeypox.

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