Monkeypox: WHO reports more than 550 cases in 30 countries and warns that “anyone can be infected”

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave an update this Wednesday on the smallpox epidemic in the world.

“It simply came to our notice then 550 cases confirmed that we have now been reported to the WHO in 30 countries that are not endemic for the monkeypox virus. ” Tedros director Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed on Wednesday. According to initial investigations, the virus may have been circulating for some time without it being detected.

“It simply came to our notice then # smallpox monkey. More than 550 confirmed cases have now been reported to the WHO in 30 countries that are not endemic for the monkeypox virus. ”-@DrTedros

– World Health Organization (WHO) (@OMS) June 1, 2022

Don’t stigmatize the gay community

WHO also urges not to stigmatize the gay community “Who works hard to inform its members about the dangers of monkeypox and prevent transmission.” At the stigma “It could also prevent infected people from seeking carewhich makes it more difficult to stop the transmission “, says the director’s son.

WHO “Encourage them to touch you expand their surveillanceto look for cases in the community in the broadest sense “ and recalls that anyone can be infected with itmonkeypox virus if he has close physical contact with another infected person “.

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