Monkeypox: WHO warns about monkeypox – the risk of disease emerging in non-endemic countries is high

WHO again warned (indicative) about the danger of monkeypox

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WHO Director-General Tedros said how the virus has been living in Africa and killing people for several decades, but the world has now noticed it when it has started affecting high-income countries.

Corona pandemic crisis right now the world is not over It happened that another crisis has worried the whole world. monkeypox infection (Monkeypox InfectionsThe increasing cases of ) have forced most countries to be aware of this disease. Amid rising cases of monkeypox infection, the World Health Organization (WHO)World Health Organization) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday on Wednesday urged the affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the further spread of the virus.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet, ‘So far, more than 1,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 29 countries where the disease is not endemic, with no deaths so far in these countries. The World Health Organization urges affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the outbreak and prevent further spread.

Monkeypox threat persists

Emphasizing on preventing further spread of the disease, he said that no deaths have been reported so far, but the risk of monkeypox setting in in non-endemic countries remains. Endemic means that any epidemic reaches the state of endemic, but it is not likely to be completely eradicated. In such a situation, the WHO says that people have to make a habit of living with that infection forever.

Speaking about the vaccine, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Antivirals and vaccines are approved for monkeypox, but these are in limited supply.” At the same time, he also said that WHO is working on developing a coordination mechanism based on public health needs and large-scale vaccination is necessary as the disease has now spread to 29 countries.

People with virus-related symptoms should stay at home: WHO

He said people with symptoms associated with the virus should stay at home and those sharing a home with infected people should avoid close contact. One should stay away from people. He also emphasized how the virus has been living and killing people in Africa for decades, but the world has taken notice now when it has started affecting high-income countries.

World Health Organization chief Tredos concluded his statement, saying, ‘Communities living with the threat of the virus every day deserve equal concern, equal care and the same tools to protect themselves.’

According to WHO, monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease and usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. It can become severe in children, pregnant women or persons with weakened immune suppression due to other conditions. The incubation period is usually 6 to 13 days but can be as long as 5 to 21 days.

Typical symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, and fatigue and swelling, followed by skin rashes and sores.