Worldwide monkeypox cases top 50,000 – WHO — Analysis

According to the World Health Organization, infections are declining in Canada and Europe but rising in the US.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that the number of cases has increased to more than 50,000. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director was optimistic that the epidemic could be stopped. “with the right measures” Targeting “communities that need them most,” however.

Tedros announced the confirmation of the official worldwide case count at a press conference Wednesday. saidThe Americans are responsible for “more than half”There have been several cases of monkeypox. Canada is the exception to this rule. “sustained downward trend,”He stated.

Germany and the Netherlands are both seeing Europe. “a clear slowing of the monkeypox outbreak,”The proof “effectiveness of public health interventions and community engagement,” Tedros added. 

Chief of WHO argued: “with the right measures, this is an outbreak that can be stopped”You can also be removed from certain areas. “do not have animal-to-human transmission.”It will take political will and the ability to communicate. “implementation of the public health measures in the communities that need them most,”He added.

Although monkeypox was endemic in Africa for some time, it has recently been discovered in Europe. It was declared a global public health emergency by the WHO in July. 

US records first death linked to monkeypox

Although the chickenpox virus is similar to other viruses, it can cause painful and long-lasting blisters and pustules. However, this disease isn’t usually fatal. In late July, the first monkeypox deaths occurred outside of Africa. On Sunday, Texas recorded one monkeypox-related death.

Monkeypox can be spread by bodily fluids and contact with skin. In June, a study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that 95% of cases had been confirmed to have been transmitted from men who had sex with women.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey of gay men this month and found that half of them had reduced the number of their sexual partners and cut back on one-night dates and hookup apps.

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