Smallpox: The health risk in Europe now described as “high” by the WHO

The World Health Organization has indicated the “urgent nature” that represented the monkeypox epidemic.

In fact, more than 3,413 cases of monkeypox have been listed in 50 different countries. If the WHO has chosen not to consider the epidemic of Smallpox monkey as an international public health emergency, the health situation continues to worsen.

In a statement issued on Monday, June 27, however, WHO noted “The emergency nature of the event”including in Europe where the health risk is considered as “schoolgirls”.

Europe at the heart of the concerns

The WHO considers that the risk to public health remains modern worldwide. However, at the regional level, the risk has become picked up pour itEuropea cause “A geographically widespread outbreak”. For the sciences, the situation “Needs intense response efforts”.

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WHO also said it could reconsider the state of emergency of the epidemic in a few weeks.

New care parameters can redefine the stakes of this

The magnitude taken by the monkey’s smallpox could be exacerbated by the multiplication of “Atypical features” of the disease. Which complicates a fair diagnosis, and thus participates in a strong spread of the virus.

This is for example skin lesions minimal, sometimes located in the genital area, which do not necessarily spread. In some cases, these mild lesions precede flu symptoms. Some patients do not develop skin lesions. In addition, anal painsometimes followed by bleeding, are also symptomatic of monkeypox.

However, the WHO is returning to the site of a so-called viral drug “Tecorivimat”. According to the health agency, “Reliable and interpretable results on its safety and effectiveness” are expected.

After the vaccine, a first drug: the antiviral Tecovirimat can now be received from diseases # smallpox monkey.

Not marketed in France, it has been authorized by the EMA on the basis of studies in non-infected animals and individuals.https: //

– Nicolas Berrod (@nicolasberrod) June 28, 2022

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