November 27, 2022

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European WHO expects monkey deaths to rise, Spain's second

European WHO expects monkey deaths to rise, Spain’s second

The European Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) expects an increase in deaths associated with monkeypox. It says this on Saturday after deaths have now been recorded outside Africa, including two in Spain. The organization stresses that serious complications are still rare.

Since Friday, three deaths linked to the virus have become known outside Africa, two in Spain and one in Brazil. However, it is not certain that the virus was the cause of the deaths.

The first five deaths were reported in Africa, where the disease is endemic and was first diagnosed in humans in 1970.

“Given the continuing spread of monkeypox in Europe, we expect more deaths,” said Catherine Smallwood of the World Health Organization in Europe. The goal should be to quickly stop the transmission of the virus in Europe and stop this epidemic. Smallwood emphasized that in most cases, the disease resolves on its own and does not require treatment.

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The World Health Organization activated its highest alert level, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), on July 24 to intensify the fight against monkeypox, also known as monkeypox.

More than 18,000 cases have been identified outside Africa since early May, according to the World Health Organization, most of them in Europe.

Currently, the World Health Organization maintains that there are no vaccines for everyone, and therefore recommends that priority be given to those most at risk, those who are sick, and those they treat or conduct research.