The World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting in the wake of the rising number of cases of Monkeypox Virus.
Internationally in Europe, monkey flu is on the rise rapidly. The incidence of the disease is increasing in nine countries, including Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
In addition to European countries, cases of Monkeypox Virus have been reported in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The disease, which was first diagnosed in monkeys, is spread by close contact. Arrangements have been made for this emergency meeting.
With Monkeypox Virus outbreaks reported in many countries around the world, the World Health Organization is set to hold an emergency meeting, according to media reports. The meeting will discuss the recent occurrence and rapidly spreading monkey disease.
The disease is a viral infection that is common in West and Central Africa. Although more than 100 people in Europe are thought to have Monkeypox Virus, not all of them have been confirmed.
In Europe, the disease has been reported in nine countries: Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases and Epidemic Risks (STAG-IH) will discuss this issue.
Meanwhile, Indian Health Minister Mansuk Mandavia has asked the National Center for Disease Control and the IMCR to closely monitor the situation, official sources said on Friday.
Airport and port health officials have been advised to remain vigilant.
“The medical information of those who have traveled to countries affected by Monkeypox Virus should be carefully monitored. Whoever the sick passengers are, they should be isolated.
The test samples taken from them should be sent to PSL4 of the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing, ”the official sources said.
Monkeypox Virus is a family of viruses that cause measles. It is also possible to get vaccinated after exposure to the virus that causes Monkeypox Virus, but it should be taken within 4 days from the day of exposure.
#Monkeypox has so far been reported from 11 countries that normally don’t have the disease. WHO is working with these countries & others to expand surveillance, and provide guidance.
There are about 80 confirmed cases, and 50 pending investigations. More likely to be reported. pic.twitter.com/YQ3pVJVNVQ
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) May 20, 2022