Who confirmed 14000 monkeypox cases worldwide and 5 death in Africa

Who confirmed 14,000 monkeypox cases worldwide and 5 death in Africa.

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 14,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox this year in more than 70 nations, and 5 fatalities have been recorded, all of which have occurred in Africa. The head of the WHO reaffirmed that the agency would keep doing all in its power to assist nations in halting transmission and saving lives.

“This year, more than 70 countries and territories have reported around 14,000 confirmed cases of monkey pox to the WHO. Five documented fatalities thus far, all of which occurred in Africa. @WHO will keep doing all in our power to assist nations in halting transmission and saving lives, “Added Tedros in a tweet.

Tedros said that although some nations are seeing a decrease in cases, many are seeing a rise, and around six nations reported their first monkeypox cases last week.

According to him, guys who have sex with other men account for the majority of instances still being reported from Europe.

The WHO director stated that since many of the nations reporting the cases to have limited access to diagnostics and vaccines, the epidemic is more difficult to monitor and contain.

Ghebreyesus said that the company is verifying, purchasing, and sending tests to several nations and will keep supporting increased access to reliable diagnostics.

He said that knowledge is one of the most effective weapons against the epidemic and that greater information would help those at risk take better care of themselves.

To create and convey information that is more likely to be accepted and adopted by the impacted communities, which is still collaborating with patients and community activists, according to Tedros.

Direct or indirect contact between infected animals and people may spread the monkeypox virus. In addition, direct skin-to-skin, skin-to-skin, and respiratory droplet contact with infected skin or lesions may result in human-to-human transmission.

Transmission seems to be predominantly via intimate physical contact, including sexual contact, in the areas where the current epidemic is happening as well as among the cases of monkeypox that have been documented.

In addition, infected items with infectious skin particles, such as linens, mattresses, gadgets, and clothes, may also transmit disease.

Initial monkeypox cases, found in multiple nations across several WHO Regions, lacked any epidemiological ties to regions that had previously reported monkeypox, indicating that undiscovered transmission may have been present in those nations for some time.

Males make up the majority of verified cases of monkeypox, and the majority of these cases affect homosexual, bisexual, and other males who engage in male-to-male sexual activity in densely populated metropolitan settings.