Monkeypox Cases Investigated In Europe, US, Canada And Australia

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Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several European countries as well as the US, Canada and Australia, according to health authorities and local media reports.

The new cases were reported in Belgium, France, Australia and Germany.

This follows infections confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US, Canada and the UK – where the first European case was reported.

Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.

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Instances of the disease outside of the region are often linked to travel to the area.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection which is usually mild and from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the UK’s National Health Service.

The virus does not spread easily between people and the risk to the wider public is said to be very low.

The first case of the disease in the UK was reported on 7 May. The patient had recently travelled to Nigeria, where they are believed to have caught the virus before travelling to England, the UK Health Security Agency said.

There is no specific vaccine for monkeypox, but a smallpox jab offers 85% protection since the two viruses are quite similar.

Authorities in the UK said they had bought stocks of the vaccine and started offering it to those with “higher levels of exposure” to monkeypox.

Spanish health authorities have also reportedly purchased thousands of smallpox jabs to deal with the outbreak, according to Spanish newspaper El PaĆ­s.

Australia’s first case was detected in a man who fell ill after travelling to the UK, the Victorian Department of Health said.

In North America, health authorities in the US state of Massachusetts confirmed that a man has been infected after recently travelling to Canada. He was in “good condition” and “poses no risk to the public”, officials said.

Source: BBC News

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s pretend that this virus is new and 80 cases are a lot given all the immigration from Africa these days.. who are they fooling?

  2. @ Stop the censorship:-
    Very interesting, you’re certainly onto something there; its not often that I cue into everything on here, but that’s great stuff and an eye opener. On a serious note, do you have anything on longevity? I’m sure these guys must be working on some Pill.

    • you fu–ing ignorant ass apparently you cant read nor comprehend the message, you just keep looking at false pictures in other to make your opinions. The headline clearly STATED Monkey pox in Europe, US, Canada, Australia. Last time I checked they are white countries DID IT MENTIONED AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN.

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