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

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave an update on Wednesday on the monkeypox epidemic that is raging around the world.

“More 550 cases confirmed cases have now been reported to WHO, in 30 countries that are not endemic for monkeypox virus,” revealed this Wednesday the director of the organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. According to initial investigations, it could be that the virus had been circulating for some time without it being detected.

“Now for an update on #monkeypox. More than 550 confirmed cases have now been reported to WHO, from 30 countries that are not endemic for monkeypox virus”-@DrTedros

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 1, 2022

Do not stigmatize the homosexual community

WHO also calls not to stigmatize the homosexual community “who works hard to educate their members about the risks of monkeypox and prevent transmission”. Stigma “could also prevent infected people from seeking carewhich makes it more difficult to stop the transmission”, says its director.

WHO “urges affected countries to expand their surveillanceto search for cases in the wider community” and remember that anyone can be infected with Ie monkeypox virus if he has close physical contact with another infected person”.

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