Monkeypox: Increased risk of monkeypox, more than 35,000 cases in 92 countries, 20% cases increased in a week

Pankaj Prasad
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization has said that a total of 12 patients have died in 92 countries so far due to monkeypox.

Monkeypox: At this time all over the world, there is talk of increasing risk of monkeypox infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a total of 12 patients have died in 92 countries so far due to monkeypox. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, so far more than 35 thousand cases of monkeypox have been reported in 92 countries. He said that about 7500 cases have been reported last week, which is 20 percent more than the week before that.

request for accurate information

Earlier, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had said in the past that the need is that the right information about monkeypox reaches the people. He said that as we saw about the coronavirus, wrong information was spread online to the people. The same can happen with monkeypox as well. That's why we ask social media platforms, tech companies and news organizations to work with us to prevent and combat misinformation. According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a viral animal-borne disease that spreads from animals to humans. Its symptoms are similar to smallpox.


Monkeypox patients increased in India too

So far 10 patients of monkeypox have been found in India. So far five cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the national capital Delhi itself. According to a statement issued by the Health Department of Delhi on Saturday, all government and private hospitals should notify all suspected cases of monkeypox according to their severity and send them to designated hospitals for isolation and management in coordination with district surveillance units. instructions have been issued. According to the statement, the Delhi government is keeping a close watch on the ever-changing situation. The government has told the people that there is no need to panic.

More than 3000 monkeypox cases in the UK so far

British health officials said on Monday that there have been signs of a decrease in monkeypox cases across the country, but it is too early to say whether this decrease will continue. The Health Protection Agency issued a statement saying that officials are reporting 29 new cases of monkeypox daily, while 52 new cases were coming daily in the last week of June. According to the statement, the assessment of the officials in July was that every two weeks the number of infected would increase by double. So far, there have been more than 3000 monkeypox cases in Britain, of which 70 percent are from London.