Monkeypox May Cause More Deaths WHO


Among the four deaths from monkeypox outside Africa, including India, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the infectious disease is likely to cause more deaths. “Given the ever-increasing number of Monkeypox Cases, more deaths are expected,” Catherine Smallwood, senior emergency official for WHO Europe, said in a statement.

Smallwood Stressed That the Outbreak Must Be Stopped

However, Smallwood stressed that in most cases the disease gets better without treatment.

The latest monkeypox outbreak that was first reported in May has since spread to more than 18,000 cases in 78 countries, according to the WHO’s last update on July 28.

At that time, five deaths related to monkeypox were reported from Africa.

Last week, two deaths were reported from Spain and one each from Brazil and India.

A 22-Year-Old Youth From Kerala Died of Monkeypox on Saturday

According to media reports, he had returned to the state from UAE on July 21 and was admitted to a private hospital on July 27 after developing encephalitis and fever. His lymph nodes were also swollen.

There have been four confirmed cases of monkeypox in India so far, of which three are in Kerala and one in Delhi.

Meanwhile, the patient, who also reported the first case from Kerala, was discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

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