Monkeypox: WHO Director General warned about this virus, said be careful this country

Rachna Kumari
monkeypox warning from WHO
monkeypox warning from WHO

World Health Organization: Amidst the threat of monkeypox looming in the world, the Director-General of WHO has appealed that countries where its cases have been reported need to take precautions. With this, he said that even in countries where this disease is not local, the danger remains.

WHO Appeals Against Monkeypox:Β Amidst the increase in monkeypox infection, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the disease. He has tweeted about this.

Cases have been reported in 29 countries

He tweeted and wrote that so far more than 1 thousand monkeypox cases have been reported in 29 countries, whereas, the disease is not local in these countries. However, no deaths have occurred in these countries so far. In such a situation, WHO urges affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the outbreak and prevent infection.

Threat of Monkeypox to these countries

He said that monkeypox can be established permanently in non-local countries. Its danger is very high. Speaking about vaccines, Tedros said that antivirals and vaccines have been approved for monkeypox vaccine, but their supplies are limited. WHO is working on developing a coordination mechanism based on public health needs.

vaccination is needed

Tedros said that mass vaccination (monkeypox vaccination) is necessary, as the disease has spread to 29 countries so far. He said that those who have symptoms of monkeypox should stay at home and those sharing the house with infected people should avoid close contact.

This virus has been present for many decades

He said that this virus has been in Africa for decades and is the cause of death of people. When it started affecting developed countries, the world got attention. According to WHO, monkeypox is usually a self-limiting disease and usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks. It can be serious in children, pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems. Its symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. This is followed by rashes or sores on the skin.