February 7, 2023

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WHO: Recorded monkey infections 'tip of the iceberg'

WHO: Recorded monkey infections ‘tip of the iceberg’

Director of the Department of International Preparedness for Infectious Risks World Health OrganizationSylvie Bryant at a presentation at the World Health Organization in Geneva on the “abnormal” spread of the virus: “We do not know if we see the tip of the iceberg.”

He added: “Experts are trying to determine the cause of this unusual condition, and preliminary results show that there is no mutation or mutation in the monkey box virus,” the agency “Agency France Press” said.

“Now we have a window to prevent it from exploding,” he said. “If we take the right steps now, we can control it quickly.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) official added: “We are currently at the beginning of this event. We know that more cases will appear in the coming days, but this is not a disease for the general public to worry about.

The number of confirmed cases of the virus has reached Monkey disease Globally, 219 cases were reported outside the outbreak countries on Wednesday, according to a report released by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A European agency in Stockholm said, “Most cases involve young people who identify themselves as men who have sex with men. No deaths.”

Most injuries are concentrated in Europe, with 191 cases reported, including 118 in those countries. European union.

According to the European Center for Disease Control, most infections are reported in 3 European countries, the United Kingdom, beginning in May (71 cases), Spain (51) and Portugal (37). Control.

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the probability of spreading monkeypox to the general population was “very low”, but on the other hand it was “high” among those with multiple sexual partners.

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