The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency due to the rapidly spreading monkeypox around the world. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the infection of monkeypox is of international concern. Doctor. Tedros said that monkeypox infection is currently focused on men who have sex with men, especially those who have multiple sex partners.
According to the WHO Chief, this is an outbreak that can also be stopped with the right strategies. During this, he said that stigma and discrimination can be as dangerous as any virus. That’s why I’m appealing to social organizations that have experience working with people living with HIV to join us in fighting the stigma and discrimination associated with this monkeypox outbreak.
At the same time, WHO’s regional director for South-East Asia has said that cases of monkeypox are concentrated in men having sex with men. Regional Director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh said that monkeypox is spreading rapidly in countries where no case was found before. Most cases of the disease are centered on men having sex with men. Our measures must be sensitive, free from stigma or discrimination.
WHO has called on countries in the South-East Asia region to strengthen surveillance and public health measures for monkeypox. Dr Khetrapal Singh said that there is a risk of monkeypox globally and there is a possibility of its international spread. Apart from this, we still do not know many things about the virus. We need to be alert. He said that more than 16000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 75 countries. There have been 5 cases of monkeypox in the South-East Asia region, of which 4 are from India and one from Thailand. Cases in India are among citizens who have returned from the Middle East. However, one of these patients has no travel history. While a foreigner living in Thailand has been found infected with monkeypox. A month ago there were 3040 cases of monkeypox in 47 countries. Its outbreak has spread the most in five countries.
Spain has the highest number of 3125 people in its grip. After this, 2890 cases have been reported in America, 2268 in Germany, 2208 in Britain and 1567 in France. 712 in the Netherlands, 681 in Canada, 592 in Brazil, 588 in Portugal, 407 in Italy, 311 in Belgium, 216 in Switzerland, 143 in Peru, 107 in Democratic Republic of Congo, 105 in Israel and 101 in Nigeria. have arrived.
However, in India, only three cases have been reported in Kerala. So far 16,836 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. Of these, 16,593 cases were reported in countries where there had never been a case of monkeypox before. Only 243 cases were reported in countries where there was a history of monkeypox. So far these cases have been reported in 75 countries. Of these, there are 68 countries in which cases of monkeypox have been found for the first time, while there are only six countries where cases of monkeypox have been found in the past.