Can monkeypox cause a global pandemic?


Amid rising cases of monkeypox worldwide and more than 435 confirmed cases in 24 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it is too early to predict that monkeypox could cause a global pandemic.

According to the WHO, many information related to the spike in cases in non-pandemic countries outside Africa is still unknown. The report said that the virus should not be seen like Kovid 19.

There is less risk to the general public. WHO officials said during a briefing that we do not want people to panic or panic and think that it is like Kovid 19 or maybe worse. Monkeypox is not like corona, it is a different virus. Health experts are not clear about the genetic nature of the virus. Current data suggests that it is not as easily transmitted as other viruses such as covid 19 and RNA viruses. Regarding monkeypox, a WHO official said that at the moment we are not worried about the global epidemic.

However, he admitted that the rising cases were a cause for his concern. The virus first appeared in gay and bisexual men. However, the virus is not defined as a sexually transmitted disease. Lewis has appealed to gay men to exercise caution. Lewis said that collectively, the world has an opportunity to stop this infection.

Meanwhile, nine people died of monkeypox in the African country of Congo in 2022, while Nigeria recorded the first death from the disease this year. Monkeypox outbreaks have come to an abrupt end after many years. West and Central Africa are most affected by monkeypox.PLC&GT


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