"We believe we can eliminate sustained human-to-human transmission of monkeypox in the region," said WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge.
Monkeypox patients have turned up with what looked like mosquito bites, pimples or ingrown hairs, not the large pustules usually associated with the infection.
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In the present global outbreak, 25,000 cases of the disease have been reported from 78 countries and the highest number of cases has been confirmed in the US, Spain and the UK
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded its highest level of alert for monkeypox but should you be worried? Here’s everything you need to know about the viral disease that has spread to over 70 countries, including India
CEO Adar Poonawalla said that although they are talking with partners to develop a vaccine, there is no rush as they are assessing the situation.
Rapid expansion of lab capacity, rigorous contact tracing and isolation may be urgently required to stop extensive transmission of the viral disease in the country, say experts
Raman R Gangakhedkar, who was a key figure working on HIV prevention and control strategies in India, says associating monkeypox with any particular sexuality or a gender identity would be incorrect.
The escalating monkeypox outbreak has prompted the World Health Organization to activate its highest alert level and declare the virus a public health emergency of global significance.
The disease was first discovered in cynomolgus monkeys before being detected in humans in 1970. Prior to 2003, when the first case was identified in the US, it had largely been limited to a few countries in West and Central Africa
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The letter to the states comes on a day, samples were sent out to the National Institute of Virology, Pune from a suspected patient in Kerala
The World Health Organization's emergency committee will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the spiralling monkeypox outbreak warrants the declaration of a global emergency.