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Monkeypox cases confirmed in 58 countries; Explore Now

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Monkeypox cases confirmed in 58 countries

In the past six weeks, more than 6,000 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death have been reported in 58 countries where it has not spread, according to the WHO. Most cases are currently recorded in Europe, with the virus spreading in non-endemic countries, most of which had never seen monkeypox cases before.

After Corona, it was thought that more epidemics would spread around the world. Corona is now present with a new wave and we are seeing one small and big epidemic after another spreading rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other global organizations are also discussing the situation.

The news is alarming to humans that animal-borne diseases are now rapidly spreading to humans. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO‘s Emergency Management Agency, said: Climate change is leading to drought, which is causing humans and animals to change their behaviour in other factors, including food search, which is why animal diseases are rapidly spreading to humans.

Ebola viruses, SARS, Zika virus, MERS virus and Rift Valley virus are important animal diseases that are rapidly spreading to humans, but now Congo’s name is being heard again. Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued an advisory to the federal and provincial health ministries and relevant departments on the threat of the spread of the Congo virus.

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Congo virus is spread by a type of insect that is found in the skin of cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats and camels and is transmitted to the body of a healthy person by the bite of an infected insect or during or immediately after slaughtering an infected animal. Congo virus is highly contagious in humans. Symptoms include high fever, dizziness, body aches, bleeding, and blistering. The death rate from the Congo virus is 10 to 40 per cent.

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Similarly, monkeypox patients are also appearing in the world at this time. The disease is very similar to smallpox, and when infected with the virus, humans develop symptoms similar to smallpox.

If we go back a little, monkeypox was first found in monkeys in 1958, while in Congo, the first case in humans was recorded in 1970. The fever is thought to be transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat, squirrel or other infected animals. The WHO says it is not yet clear whether the spread of monkeypox can be completely controlled.

Since the escalating outbreak of 700 cases of monkeypox, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced about the distribution of 144,000 more doses of the vaccine have been distributed.

The UK study co-author Dr Ruth Byrne, from the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, also called for more resources to be put into tracking and managing monkeypox infections.

“It’s important that sexual health clinicians and patients are aware of the symptoms of monkeypox as misdiagnosis of the infection may prevent the opportunity for appropriate intervention and prevention of onward transmission,” she said.

“Monkeypox is a novel diagnosis within the sexual health setting and our study, the first to publish on cases from this UK outbreak, will support future case finding and clinical care,” Dr Nicolo Girometti, from the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said in a statement released with the UK study.

“Currently, the UK and several other countries are seeing a rapid increase in monkeypox cases among individuals attending sexual health clinics”.

This is a major threat, and some global health experts have said that the WHO is reluctant to declare a state of emergency in the case of monkeypox because of the Coronavirus outbreak in the past. The declaration of a state of emergency had raised suspicions in many parts of the world.

It is high time to take immediate special measures to prevent its transfer. We have to screen people, especially those from Africa or affected countries. In some places, people have a special devotion to rats. Such people have to be careful. Rats must be prevented from entering homes and food items must be protected from rats. The good news is that the disease is endemic and is endemic in certain areas, but no vaccine has yet been developed and the only solution is precaution, the protocol and guidelines of which are corona. Just keep your surroundings clean to protect not only yourself but also your family members and society.

Written by Dr. Evelyn Karen

Dr. Evelyn Karen is a highly regarded Internal Medicine Physician with over 20 years of experience in Manila. Dr. Karen is passionate about patient well-being and champions innovative practices, including integrative medicine, telemedicine, and community outreach.

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