Monkeypox news in Italy and Europe
Cases of monkeypox are increasing worldwide. Monkeypox has also arrived in New York City and US President Biden declared that “everyone should be concerned”. But experts reassure: “Less bad than chickenpox”.
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Monkeypox news in Italy and Europe
Cases of monkeypox continue to rise worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, as of yesterday, there have been 92 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 12 countries including Italy, where the number of isolated patients at the Spallanzani Hospital in Rome stands at 3. According to experts, the subjects tested positive for it virus do not have stable travel links to areas where the virus is endemic, namely Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana (animal only), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and South Sudan: Based based on the information available to date, cases have been identified primarily, but not exclusively, in males who have had an infection sexual contacts with other men.
Monkeypox coming to New York: Biden worried
Monkeypox was first detected in the western world a few weeks ago when a man in the UK tested positive after returning from a trip from Nigeria. At the moment, as we have seen, the infection has spread to and reached 12 other countries conditions Unitedwhere a resident of New York city. The unidentified patient is in isolation and being treated pending final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health officials said they were investigating two potential cases of monkeypox.
The President also spoke on this subject yeah biden“Outbreaks of monkeypox are something everyone should be concerned about,” the Seoul White House tenant told reporters before leaving for Japan, Reuters reported. “We’re working hard to figure out what to do,” he continued, assuring that US health officials are conducting possible investigations medication and vaccinations to counteract the disease, which currently has no cure.
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In Spain, a new possible outbreak in the Canary Islands is being investigated
Among the countries where the situation is most worrying is Spain, where more than 30 cases of monkeypox have been recorded so far. In particular, local authorities stand
Investigation of a possible infection cluster on the tourist island Great Canary. In particular, they determine whether some public holidays were the origin of a series of infections, as reported by the newspaper El Pais. Around 80,000 people from Spain and other countries took part Cheerful Proudly Malaspaloma from May 5th to 15th.
Men from Madrid, Italy and the neighboring island of Tenerife who tested positive for the virus attended the festival. A sauna in Madrid that has been identified as a possible place of infection was closed on Friday.
But the contagion is also spreading elsewhere: The Swiss authorities have confirmed another case, a person who probably came into contact with the virus abroad. Likewise Israel confirmed one case, a man who is in solitary confinement at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, according to the Health Ministry. Two more cases were confirmed by Berlin authorities yesterday, the day after the first confirmed case Germany.
Expert reassurance: “Less serious than chickenpox”
But the experts calm down. According to the epidemiologist donated GreekHead of the Laboratory of Epidemiology of the Higher Institute of Health for 30 years, then Director General for Prevention at the Ministry of Health, now WHO adviser and former member of the CTS in the Covid emergency, “in humans, monkeypox is a self-extinguishing disease, that is, it resolves on its own in a few weeks and is even less than one in severity chickenpox. In fact, the latter causes the vesicles to spread throughout the body and causes high fever, while monkeypox is almost always very localized, in the cases where we are sexually transmitted today, the pustules are limited to the genital area, without high Fever “.
The epidemiologist also agreed with him pier luigi Lopalco for which “it is not the first time that epidemics have manifested themselves in this way, after that covid a particular focus is on infectious diseases and virosis is in the news, but the public health risk is low. It is a warning like many others, for an insider it is ordinary administration. Three cases have already been sequenced and the genome is the same, there is no signal that could indicate anything unusual,” he told Ansa, adding that “it is correct that a”international alert as anyone who knows they may be at risk from contact with this area or with people should exercise caution and seek medical attention.
Finally, thatOrder of Doctors to elucidate the transmission of the virus, which is not only through sex. “Sexual transmission is not the only way of transmission of monkeypox,” says a focus published by the Federal Association of Medical Associations on its website in the information area for citizens “Doctor, but is that true…?”. The clarification comes after some explanations from the health institutions on the contagion between men homosexuals and also to avoid stigmatization of the community.
“Infection can occur through close contact with secretions breathing, skin lesions of an infected person or recently contaminated objects – it explains – and transmission by respiratory particles of the droplets usually requires prolonged personal contact, putting health professionals or family members at greater risk. The longest documented chain of transmission in a community has been six consecutive human-to-human infections. Transmission can also occur through the placenta from mother to fetus (congenital monkeypox).