Monkeypox: WHO Calls For 'Urgent Action', Says 'Cases Tripled In 2 Weeks'
WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri Kluge called for an "urgent action" against the Monkeypox outbreak, stating that cases have tripled in over past two weeks. He urged the governments to "scale up efforts to prevent Monkeypox from establishing itself". Reportedly, 31 countries have detected the Monkeypox virus so far. Meanwhile, Europe remains at the centre, sharing the highest risk.
First Case Of Monkeypox Virus Detected In South Africa; Process Of Contact Tracing Underway
South Africa reported its first case of Monkeypox virus, joining the list of 40 other countries, on June 23. According to Health Minister Joe Phaahla, the patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg, who has no travel history. Which means, he did not acquire it from outside South Africa. He further stated that a process of contact tracing has begun, to ensure the virus is contained.
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5-Year-Old Girl Gets Tested For Monkeypox Virus In UP's Ghaziabad
In UP's Ghaziabad, a five-year-old girl is being tested for Monkeypox virus, after she complained of itching and rashes on her body. According to Ghaziabad's Chief Medical Officer, the test is being done only as a "precautionary measure" as the girl has no other health problems and was not in close contact with anyone who traveled abroad. Monkeypox has been reported as endemic in various parts of the world.
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Monkeypox: Over 237 Cases Confirmed Across 19 Countries
The Monkeypox virus has spread to at least 19 countries, and over 237 cases have been confirmed, as of May 27. According to WHO, the virus can be 'contained' in non-African countries. However, the cases are reportedly expected to increase in the coming days. According to scientists, the Monkeypox is not expected to spread and cause a pandemic, given that the virus does not spread like COVID-19.
Monkeypox: 80 Cases Detected Across 11 Countries
Over 80 cases of Monkeypox virus have been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) across 11 countries, as of May 21. Over 50 investigations are pending, and WHO suspects more cases will be reported soon. "The virus is endemic in some animal populations in some countries, leading to occasional outbreaks," said WHO. However, what is concerning is that cases are being reported in "non-endemic" countries, stated WHO.
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Third Wave Unlikely; COVID-19 To Become Endemic: AIIMS Chief
AIIMS New Delhi Chief Randeep Guleria on November 23 said India isn't expected to see the third wave of COVID-19. He added that we should continue administering vaccines to more and more people and ''as of now we really don't need a booster dose''. Furthermore, Dr. Guleria said COVID-19 would become endemic like swine flu (N1N1). It'll affect only those who have weak immunity and are vulnerable to diseases.
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