Monkeypox cases in world: Even before the severity of the corona epidemic has subsided around the world, another virus in the form of monkeypox is disturbing the world. These cases started in Britain and slowly spread to all countries in Europe. The number of cases is also increasing in America. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox as a global health emergency. A total of 4 cases have been registered in India as well.
WHO said that 18,000 monkeypox cases have been registered in 78 countries so far. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO, revealed that the intensity of monkeypox is high in European countries and America. He revealed that 95 percent of the cases have come to light in these two areas. He said that if 70 percent of the cases are in Europe, 25 percent of the cases are in America. It seems that 98 percent of the cases reported so far have been found in homosexual men. Currently, monkeypox cases have come to light in countries like America, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Israel, Australia, India, UAE etc.
Meanwhile, many countries are using smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox. Already, Canada, America and USA are using MVA-BN (Modified Vaccinia Ankara – Bavarian Nordic) vaccine for prevention of monkeypox disease. It seems that two more vaccines will also be written soon. However, due to lack of data on vaccine efficacy and doses, monkeypox vaccination is currently not recommended for the general public.