In the midst of the corona virus epidemic, the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus infection around the world has worried health experts.
At present, 780 cases have been reported in 29 countries of the world. These countries have also not been favorable for the spread of this virus. In such a situation, its rapid spread here has forced the experts to think.
Cases have been coming up in 11 countries of Africa
Let us tell you that cases of monkeypox infection have been reported in 11 countries including Cameroon, Congo and Nigeria in West and Central Africa. This virus was discovered in 1958 in monkeys. Its first case in humans came in 1970.
On May 6, the first case of monkeypox was found outside Africa.
Let us tell you that the monkeypox virus, which has long targeted the countries of West and Central Africa, stepped out of its adapted territory in early May this year.
On 6 May, a man from Britain was found infected with the monkeypox virus. He had traveled to Nigeria, a country adapted to the virus before being hit. Since then, the virus has reached 29 countries outside Africa.
Infection cases increased seven times in 16 days
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of June 7, 780 cases of monkeypox have been found in 29 countries of the world. Apart from this, there are more than 250 suspected cases.
According to WHO data, till May 11, five cases were reported in the world and in the next 5 days i.e. till May 16, the number had reached 100. After this, in the next 16 days i.e. till June 7, this number reached 780 with a seven-fold increase.
In which countries have cases of monkeypox been reported?
According to WHO, cases of monkeypox have been reported in 29 countries of the world. These include United Arab Emirates (UAE), USA, Australia, Austria, Morocco, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Portugal, Israel, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Argentina, Finland, Mexico and Spain. Other countries are included.
Of these, Britain, Portugal and Spain are the most affected. Rave parties of Spain and Belgium have been blamed for this. The governments there have asked homosexuals to be vigilant.
Europe has the highest number of 481 cases
The highest number of 481 cases of monkeypox infections have been found in the countries of the European Union. Here Spain has the maximum number of 156 cases and Portugal has 138 confirmed cases. Similarly, 207 cases have been reported in Britain and Ireland.
WHO has warned of rapid increase in the number of cases
Meanwhile, WHO has also warned of increasing infection in the coming days.
The WHO believes that this virus has reached more than 20 countries outside its adapted zone and is rapidly infecting people. In such a situation, the infection may increase in the coming days.
However, WHO has also said to issue guidelines regarding its prevention and prevention in the coming days.