WHO holds emergency meeting on monkeypox outbreak –
The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting of experts to discuss the outbreak of monkeypox in several countries.
The Telegraph reported, citing sources. The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding an emergency meeting of a group of eminent experts to discuss the ongoing outbreak.
According to her, the main topics of conversation will be the ways in which smallpox spreads, and its high prevalence among gay and bisexual men. As mentioned in the article, experts can also discuss vaccination status and use of the Scandinavian Bavarian smallpox vaccine for contacts of infected people.
The article also states that, according to preliminary data, the virus cannot be transmitted sexually, and if a person receives the vaccine within four days of infection, the vaccine can change the course of infection and improve prognosis.
A case of monkeypox was first identified in Australia in a tourist returning from Europe.
Two more cases have been confirmed in Canada. In recent days, the disease has also been detected in many European countries and the United States.