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The world faces major challenges with war, corona and monkeypox: World Health Organization

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  • 23 May, 2022 11:40:41

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World Desk: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanam Gabreyesus says the world is facing "terrible" challenges with the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the Ukraine war and the monkeypox. He was speaking at a meeting of UN health experts in Geneva, Switzerland, on the outbreak of monkeypox in more than a dozen countries outside Africa.

The British media reported this information in a report on Monday (May 23). According to the report, more than 90 people have been infected with monkeypox in European countries as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and Israel. However, there is still widespread risk to the public.

The BBC says the monkeypox virus is most prevalent in remote areas of central and west Africa. The virus does not spread easily to humans and the disease is usually mild.

According to the UK's National Health Service, most people infected with the virus recover within a few weeks.

Few infections of the monkeypox have been found in the world before. All those who found it in their bodies traveled to countries where the virus is endemic. But for the first time in the history of the outbreak, it was found in the bodies of people with whom West or Central Africa had no contact.

As a result, it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. And this is exactly what happened to the scientists. In this situation, Belgium has issued a mandatory 21-day quarantine rule to deal with the monkeypox infection. The country's health authorities say those infected with the virus will have to stay in quarantine for three weeks.

The Guardian reports that further outbreaks of monkeypox are expected in the UK on Monday.

"Of course, the (Corona) epidemic is not the only crisis in our world," said Tedros Adhanam Gebreiusus at the opening ceremony of the WHO World Health Assembly on Sunday. Our colleagues around the world are vocal about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, monkeypox and unknown causes of hepatitis, and the complex humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine and Yemen. "

"We are facing a dire situation of disease, drought, famine and war caused by climate change, inequality and geopolitical rivalries," he added.

The Belgian Institute of Tropical Medicine, meanwhile, says quarantine rules are in place in the country, but the risk of a greater outbreak of monkeypox in their country is low. According to virus experts, isolation is not required in case of Monkeypox infection. However, after the Kovid infection, the body's immunity to many diseases has decreased. So be careful.

Monkeypox is a disease of the chickenpox family. However, it is less severe than smallpox, with a mortality rate of less than 4 percent. Most patients recover without treatment within a few weeks. However, never before has there been such an outbreak of the disease outside of Africa.

The disease was also identified in the Middle East on Sunday after Europe and North America. This unusual spread of monkeypox outside Africa has raised concerns among virus experts.

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