It Is Too Early To Call Monkeypox The Next Pandemic – WHO

Monkeypox

Amid rising cases of Monkeypox and more than 435 confirmed cases in 24 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it is too early to predict that monkeypox could cause a global pandemic.

According to the WHO, much of the information related to the spike in cases in non-pandemic countries outside Africa is yet to be ascertained.

The report said that the virus should not be seen like Kovid 19. There is less risk to the general public.

WHO director Sylvie Bryand said during a briefing, “We don’t want people to panic or panic and think it’s like Kovid 19 or maybe even worse.” Monkeypox is not like corona, it is a Different Virus.

Health experts are not clear about the genetic nature of the virus. Current data suggests that it is not as easily transmitted as other viruses such as covid 19 and RNA viruses.

Regarding monkeypox, WHO official Rosamund Lewis said that at the moment we are not worried about the global epidemic. However, he admitted that the rising cases were a cause for his concern.

The virus first appeared in gay and bisexual men. However, the virus is not defined as a sexually transmitted disease.

Lewis has appealed to gay men to exercise caution.

Lewis said that collectively, the world has an opportunity to stop this infection.

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