Monkeypox Virus: Monkeypox virus reached 20 countries, 200 cases confirmed, WHO issued statement

Monkeypox virus cases found in 20 countries

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WHO on Monkeypox Virus: Monkeypox virus is spreading rapidly in African and European countries. The World Health Organization has informed that about 200 cases of this virus have been confirmed.


monkeypox virus ,Monkeypox Virus) has spread to more than 20 countries and about 200 cases have been confirmed in these countries. Apart from this, more than 100 suspected cases have been detected. Cases of monkeypox have also been found in countries where it had never been heard of before. The World Health Organization (WHO) gave this information on Friday. Monkeypox is a type of virus, which infects wild animals and reaches humans from them. This chickenpox (Chicken Pox) is a disease of the family.

Till now cases of monkeypox were seen only in Central and West African countries. But now it is spreading rapidly in European countries as well. This disease was first detected by scientists in the year 1958. Then there were two diseases like smallpox. Doctors did research on monkeys, after which the disease was named monkeypox. The first case of monkeypox virus in humans was reported in the year 1970. A child was found infected with the virus in the Far East part of the African country of Congo.

Thousands of cases are found in African countries

The World Health Organization estimates that hundreds of thousands of cases of monkeypox infection are reported every year in dozens of African countries. Most cases come from Congo. This figure is about 6000 annually. Whereas in Nigeria about 3000 cases are reported every year. The first case of monkeypox was reported in Britain on 7 May. In recent weeks, the virus has spread to North America and Europe. Patients suffering from the virus recover within a few weeks. No case of death has been reported from this so far.

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118 cases confirmed in Europe

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control of the European Union (EU) has confirmed 118 cases of monkeypox. The infection is spreading the most in Spain and Portugal. There have been 51 cases in Spain and 37 in Portugal. Britain’s health agency has confirmed 90 cases of the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified nine cases in seven states. While Canadian health officials have confirmed 16 cases of monkeypox. It has been told in the report that all these cases have come up in the province of Quebec. CDC director Rochelle Valesky said the monkeypox patients found in the US have not traveled to countries where it is spreading rapidly. He said that it may happen that the virus is spreading domestically.