WHO calls emergency meet over Monkeypox concern: After more than 100 cases of monkeypox were reported in Europe, where there has been a stir in the European Union (EU). At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also expressed concern over this. According to the British publication ‘The Telegraph’, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called an emergency meeting to discuss the rapidly increasing cases of monkeypox.
More worry in these countries
France, Germany and Belgium have confirmed their first cases of monkeypox. At the same time, cases of monkeypox have also been reported in America (US), Canada, UK (UK), Portugal (Portugal), Sweden (Sweden), Spain (Spain), Italy (Italy) and Australia. Monkey pox is a virus that has come from animals to humans, whose symptoms are very similar to smallpox.
What is going on around the world?
According to the data of Oxford University Academic, at present the number of these infected can be around 130. From Africa to many parts of the world, its cases are continuously coming to the fore. Portugal’s health officials said on Wednesday that there have been 2 cases of monkeypox in the country. Infections are being investigated in 15 suspects around the capital Lisbon. Gay and bisexual men be aware of unusual rashes
UK on Monkeypox – Amid confirmed cases of monkeypox, the UK Health Protection Agency has warned gay and bisexual men against unusual rashes/lesions. The agency has asked people with such rashes to contact the Sexual Health Service without any delay. Monkeypox was not previously listed as a sexually transmitted infection. Its initial symptoms include fever, chills and rash on the body.
- FRANCE – Officials of the Paris Health Department said on Friday that the first patient of monkeypox in the country is a resident of le-de-France near Paris. He does not have any travel history i.e. he had not recently returned from any such country where a case of monkey virus has been reported.
- Belgium – Both the patients of this country were in the same party at some unknown place. In Antwerp, he was found to be infected with this virus. Although she is not seriously ill. People who came in contact with him have been isolated. At the same time, according to the news agency AFP, the condition of the other patient is also not critical.
- Spain – Spanish authorities have shared information on 14 new cases of monkeyvirus on Friday. Due to which the total number of infected has gone up to 21. At the same time, 19 suspected patients are being monitored in Madrid and 1 in the Canary Islands.
- America – Officials of Washington DC have confirmed to have found the first patient of monkeypox this week. It is being told that a man from Massachusetts went to Canada last month and returned from there in May.
- Portugal – So far 23 cases have been reported here. About 10 people who came in contact with him have been tracked. On monkeypox, the country’s health department told news agency Reuters that the situation is worrying. He has insisted on breaking the chain of infection. Britain – The UK’s Health Protection Agency said on Friday that 11 new cases of monkeypox have been revealed in their country. After which the total number of confirmed cases in the country has gone up to 20. Canada – So far two cases have been reported in Canada. However, officials in the province of Quebec are investigating 17 other suspected patients.
Sweden – One such case has also come up in Sweden. Officials have confirmed this.
Italy – Italy has confirmed two new cases on Friday, taking the total number of infected people to three.
Australia – There are two confirmed cases of monkeypox in Australia. The first patient has been found in Sydney and the second case in Melbourne. Like most of the cases, both the patients are male. What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is usually a mild viral infection that includes fever, headache and skin rash. It spreads to humans after originating in animals. It has two main forms – the Congo strain, which has a mortality rate of up to 10 percent. The second West African strain, which has a mortality rate of 1 percent. This virus belongs to the family of chickenpox.