Monkeypox spreads around the world, there are cases in ten countries

The monkey pox or monkeypox has sounded the alarm in various countries after the confirmation of the first buds. The most recent cases were confirmed in Belgium, Australia, France and Canada.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a statement in which it reported that it is closely monitoring the situation of this virus and that it is in contact with the Member States of the European Union. and the countries participating in the Health Security Committee.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there is no cure for this type of smallpox, which has left dozens of cases around the world, mainly in men.

In which countries have cases been detected?

Ten countries have confirmed their first suspected cases. Monkeypox outbreaks had been mainly confined to central and western Africa.

United Kingdom confirmed its first case on May 6, to date, the number of infected has increased to nine. The country’s Health Agency reported on Thursday that the “total number of confirmed cases of smallpox in England, predominantly in gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men”.

In PortugalAs of Thursday, 14 cases were confirmed. While Spain confirmed its first 7 cases and another 22 as suspects. France, Italy, Belgium Y Australia They confirmed their first case.

As we announced in AmericanPost.News, Canada confirmed its first cases in Quebec. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that the department is investigating another 17 suspected cases. While USA monitors 6 possible cases and Africa accepted that this 2022 would suffer a new outbreak.

What is monkeypox?

Monkeypox outbreaks had been mainly confined to central and western Africa.

Monkeypox, an unusual disease that is structurally related to that of the smallpox virus and causes a similar but generally milder illness. The illness begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash on the face and body that progresses to crusty skin lesions.

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