World Health Organization said on Friday that countries should take the right steps to curb monkey pox cases easily and also share information about their vaccine stockpiles.
“We do not know the extent of the disease. But as I said, we need to be more vigilant in the country so that we can detect more cases.
We believe that if we take the right action now, we can probably curb this easily. That’s why we’re doing this announcement today and trying to raise awareness because we’re right, at the very beginning and we have a good opportunity to stop the broadcast now, ”he said. Sylvie BriandWHO Director of Global Influenza Preparedness.
Regarding the risk of spreading in the community, he said: “We are afraid it will spread in the community, but at the moment it is very difficult to assess this risk.”
“We have several cases in many countries in more than 20 days and we also have a lot of unknowns about this disease because we don’t know if this unusual situation is due to a viral change. It doesn’t seem like the first sequencing of the virus shows that the strain is no different “It is likely to be due to a change in human behavior. But we are also looking into this and trying to understand the origins of this sudden outbreak of monkeypox in non-endemic countries,” said Sylvie Briand about the spread of monkeypox in non-endemic countries.
“There is also a lot of uncertainty about the future and this disease because we don’t know if this spread will stop. What we’ve seen in endemic countries usually have self-limiting outbreaks, so we hope it will be exactly the same as it is now,” he added.
According to the WHO, monkeypox is usually a self-limiting disease and typically lasts 2 to 4 weeks. It can be serious in children, in pregnant women, or in people who have a weakened immune response due to other conditions. The germination time is usually 6-13 days, but it can be longer 5-21 days.
Typical symptoms include fever, muscle aches, back pain and fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes, followed by rash and / or damage.
Source: ANI – By Shalini Bhardwaj