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Monkeypox

Monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that Monkeypox cases are on the rise. A sudden upsurge in cases was observed all over the world, with over 35,000 new cases reported along with 12 deaths.

The organization has recently announced that the disease is a Global Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The global supply of the vaccines is currently limited. In a statement, the World Health Organization said, “We have warned all countries to maintain proper surveillance and to take immediate steps to prevent further outbreaks.”

The tweet from WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated, “All countries must focus on preparedness and stop transmission with precautionary measures, careful surveillance, and tracing the contact. And they secure the engagement and reduce the risk.”

As per the studies, the transmission of Monkeypox is observed through direct contact with body fluids or lesions and also with indirect contact with lesion-containing material such as contaminated clothing or linen of the infected person. Animal-to-human transmission may occur by bite or scratch of infected animals or via bush meat preparation.