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There are over a thousand cases of monkeypox in the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that at least a thousand people have been infected with the monkeypox virus so far. WHO Director-General Dr. “The virus has been spreading and taking lives in Africa for decades,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

world Health Organization (WHO) announced that the monkeypox virus, which has been spreading gradually in recent weeks, has so far infected at least a thousand people. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, organization GenevaAt the weekly meeting held at its headquarters in monkey flower and Covid-19 shared the latest information about the epidemic.

Stating that more than a thousand cases reported to WHO from 29 countries where the virus is not endemic, Ghebreyesus shared the information that there has been no loss of life due to the virus so far.

Emphasizing that the spread of the virus in non-endemic countries is particularly worrying for pregnant women and children, Ghebreyesus said, “As WHO, we call on countries with the virus to make every effort to identify cases and prevent further spread of the virus.”

Stating that WHO does not recommend mass vaccination against monkeypox, Ghebreyesus said, “There are some smallpox vaccines and antiviral drugs that work against monkeypox, but their supply is limited. WHO is developing a cooperation mechanism to supply drugs and vaccines in line with medical needs.”

Emphasizing that monkeypox is more deadly in countries where it is endemic, Ghebreyesus said:

“We should not forget that there were more than 1400 cases in Africa this year and 66 people died due to the virus. The virus has been spreading and taking lives in Africa for decades. Unfortunately, the international community has only recently started to respond to this virus after it started to appear in high-income countries. All societies facing the threat of the virus deserve the same attention and equal access to medical tools for protection.”

Answering the questions of journalists about monkeypox, WHO Director of Epidemic Preparedness and Prevention Dr. Sylvie Briand, to the question of how many doses of vaccine are in stock for use against monkeypox as of now, replied, “We are talking with the manufacturers about this and trying to find out how many doses of each type of vaccine are available for use. We are doing a proficiency test to measure how effective the current smallpox vaccines are.” .

A more dangerous variant of Covid-19 may emerge at any time

On the other hand, stating that the decline in global Kovid-19 cases continues, WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus stated that the death toll figures continue to be alarming, and said, “More than 7 thousand people died due to Kovid-19 worldwide last week. This is a very large number.” .

Ghebreyesus reiterated that the rhetoric about the end of the epidemic is wrong, and said, “A more dangerous variant may emerge at any time and catch many people unprotected. The epidemic is not over yet, and we will say this until the epidemic is over.”

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