According to statistics, the total number of monkeypox in the world has increased to 54,630. The disease has spread to 103 countries so far. The UK, Spain, US, Germany, France, Portugal, Canada, Netherlands, Italy and Brazil are among the top 10 affected countries. The highest number of 19,355 in the US is a strong monkeypox cases. At the same time, 10 monkeypox patients have appeared in India, of whom one has died. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it as a state of public health emergency.
Monkeypox affects not only the elderly but also children. According to media reports, so far in 11 US states, 31 children have been confirmed to be infected with this virus. Monkeypox patients have appeared in 50 states, according to the Centers for Health Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of these patients have been found in New York and California.
According to statistics from the Texas State Health Services Department, 9 children have been victims of Monkeypox here. At the same time, adults have died from the infection. Health officials say the disease kills people who have very weak immune systems. He has appealed to the people to get immediate treatment in case of symptoms.
Early in the monkeypox outbreak, President Joe Biden promised to make every citizen of his vaccine, but officials said the vaccine may not reach the people who needed it most. According to the CDC, black people only get 10% of the dose, while they make up a third of the US population.
Earlier, a Bloomberg report reported that black and Hispanic people were being discriminated against by the Monkeypox vaccine. The vaccination program aims to vaccinate the disease, but most vaccination centers are built in white and affluent areas. It can be difficult to control.
Endemic diseases are usually frequently encountered diseases in a particular area that are difficult to control. There are many reasons to believe that monkeypox is of great concern. The first reason is that the disease is spreading from person to person. Monkeypox is spread through close contact with a contaminated individual. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the person close to him is likely to get infected.
In addition, there is a risk of spreading by distributing clothing and bedding. Monkeypox is not very contagious as compared to other viruses. Previous studies of the spread of the virus in Africa showed that the person was likely ill due to contact with infected people by three percent. In more than 85 countries, including India, there is a fear of monkeypox infection.
How severe is Monkeypox strain A.2 in India
Pragya Yadav, a senior scientist at the National Institute of Virology, in a report confirmed the existence of a strain A.2 monkeypox in the country, it should be noted that the same strain was found in the US last year. Scientists say that the way this breed nature has been seen over the years, it can be said that there is no more serious problem than this.
A new study on monkeypox by the US disease control body CDC shows that despite regular disinfecting, the virus can live on many common household items for several days. Two monkeypox patients for this study reported that these viruses live on surfaces for several days and disinfect where they live.
We wash our hands several times a day and take frequent baths. Despite this, the researchers found that 70 percent of the virus was detected 20 days after their symptoms began. These included sofas, blankets, a coffee machine, computer mouse and light switches.
This virus is spreading in animals
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also expressed concern after a case of monkeypox virus from human to dog has been reported. The WHO has advised people suffering from monkeypox not to come into contact with animals. According to WHO emergency director Michael Ryan, this is a more dangerous situation. However, he is hopeful that the virus will not develop faster in the same dog than in a human. But he said that people need to be cautious.
The cases of Monkeypox are increasing all over the world. There are also concerns that if immediate action is not taken, Monkeypox could become an endemic disease in areas where it is not commonly found, such as the Americas and Europe.