The WHO has confirmed 80 cases of monkeypox in 11 countries and stated that they are working to better understand the extent and cause of the outbreak. They are working.
There have been isolated outbreaks of the virus among humans and other animals in a number of countries, the World Health Organization said in a statement on Thursday.
To learn more about the current monkeypox outbreak and its origins, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working with a variety of stakeholders. In some countries, the virus is endemic in certain animal populations, resulting in outbreaks among locals and tourists on occasion. The recent outbreaks, which have been reported in 11 countries, are unusual because they are occurring in places where the disease is not endemic, says the WHO.
‘Around 80 confirmed cases and 50 investigations are still pending. ‘As surveillance expands, more cases are expected to be reported,’ it said.
Disease outbreaks in endemic countries are being monitored by the World Health Organization, which says it is receiving regular updates on the situation.
In comparison to the COVID-19 virus, monkeypox spreads more slowly. According to a statement from the World Health Organization, ‘the WHO encourages people to stay informed from reliable sources, such as national health authorities, on the extent of the outbreak in their community (if any), symptoms, and prevention.’
Animals can transmit the monkeypox virus to humans, which causes symptoms similar to those of smallpox, but with less severe consequences.
A rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes are the most common symptoms of monkeypox, which, according to the WHO, can lead to a variety of medical problems.
In most cases, the symptoms of monkeypox last from two to four weeks, and the disease is usually self-limiting.
It has been requested that samples from people who have symptoms of monkeypox be sent to India’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for further investigation after issuing an alert to the NCDC and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
‘Keep a close eye on the monkeypox situation abroad,’ according to ANI reports. Samples should be sent to the National Institute of Immunology (NII, Pune) only when people exhibit specific symptoms. Passengers’ sick samples are not included in this.’