VIDEO. Monkey pox: ‘I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I went through’

The monkeypox gave him “the worst pains of my life”. This is how this New Yorker describes this disease, which is characterized by very painful rashes. “I took six to seven baths a day because it was the only thing that relieved my pain. »

There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, which mostly heals on its own. A vaccine has been developed in the Netherlands and is slowly starting to be given to people at risk, such as men who have sex with men. But there are not enough vaccination slots to meet demand, the queues are getting longer, especially in New York.

In France, as of July 19, 1453 cases of monkeypox have been identified. Europe is the epicenter of the spread of this disease, which affects 14,000 cases worldwide. A situation that worries the World Health Organization, which is reluctant to declare a public health emergency of international concern, the highest level of alert from the health agency.

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