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Monkeypox virus cases are increasing rapidly, it can also spread through air: WHO

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: After pandemic, Monkey pox virus outbreak Cases of monkeypox are increasing rapidly in many countries of the world and the threat to these countries is increasing due to the possibility of spreading from one country to another. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization warned about monkeypox and said that so far more than one thousand cases have been confirmed in 29 countries of the world. However, there is a good news that so far no patient infected with this virus has died anywhere. The increasing cases of monkeypox from one country to another indicate that there has been a transmission of this virus.

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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom said the UN health agency was not recommending mass vaccination against the monkeypox virus and the outbreak is increasing, but no civilian deaths have been reported so far. Is. He said that the threat of monkeypox in non-endemic countries is real.

The organization says the zoonotic disease is endemic in humans in nine African countries, but in the past month it has spread to several other countries, with most of the monkeypox patients found in Europe, and particularly in Britain, Spain and Portugal.

Monkeypox can also spread by air
In a conversation with the New York Times, health experts said that there is a possibility of the monkeypox virus spreading through the air as well. Referring to the monkeypox infection spread in Nigeria, he said that in 2017 monkeypox disease was spread in a Nigerian prison. Apart from the prisoners living there, it had also caught the health workers. There such people also became victims of this disease, who had never come in contact with its patients. From this it seems that monkeypox disease can also be spread through the air in some cases.

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