Browsing: monkeypox

  • New virus spreads across 20 plus countries worldwide
  • Monkeypox is similar to smallpox, experts call for universal vaccination
  • African countries issue high alert on monkeypox

Over the last few weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed over 250 cases of a virus strain that is similar to the eradicated smallpox. The virus known as monkeypox has now been reported in over 20 countries worldwide.

Christened monkeypox, the largest known cases are in the UK and primarily among gay and bisexual men. That being said ‘…health officials emphasize that anyone can contract the virus through close personal contact,’ warns the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says they are no known fatalities just yet and that “…people with monkeypox usually recover without treatment…there have been no deaths reported in the current outbreak. Monkeypox is more likely to cause severe illness in children, pregnant women and immuno-compromised …