UK Reports Over 100 New Monkeypox Cases

UK Reports Over 100 New Monkeypox Cases
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Monkeypox is another nasty viral disease that can ultimately lead to the death of the patient in some somewhat rare cases. Therefore, there’s no wonder why it has been on the front row news lately. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) even warned about a ‘real’ risk a few days ago after more than 1,000 cases of infection

with monkeypox had been reported across 29 countries. The US, the UK, Germany, and France are among those countries.

104 more monkeypox cases were reported by the UK

According to abcNEWS, 104 more cases of infection with the monkeypox virus had been reported by the UK. The European country is now dealing with the biggest outbreak of the virus besides Africa. The vast majority of the new cases are in men.

Also, it’s important to take into account what the World Health Organization (WHO) Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had to say a few days ago:

As quoted from the video, the WHO Director stated:

More than 1,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox have now been reported to WHO from 29 countries that are not endemic for the disease,

So far, no deaths have been reported in these countries. Cases have been reported mainly, but not only, among men who have sex with men.

Some countries are now beginning to report cases of apparent community transmission, including some cases in women.

A person can become infected with monkeypox through close contact with someone who is infected or by touching contaminated objects such as the same towel.

The new numbers bring the total cases to 470 in the UK, and the vast majority of the infections are in men who are either gay or bisexual, according to the Health Security Agency of the country. However, researchers say that anybody can become infected with monkeypox, regardless of their sexual orientation.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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