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Europe reports over 1,160 monkeypox cases

Europa, viruela, símica, casos
Geneva, Jun 16 ( Prensa Latina) The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reported on Thursday that over 1,160 monkeypox cases have been detected in that region.

Until Wednesday, this disease had been detected in Germany (132), Spain (54), France (34), Portugal (22), the Netherlands (20), Italy (19), Denmark (4), Austria (3), Sweden (3), Belgium (2), Romania (2), and only one case in Finland, Greece and Slovenia.

The source specifies that most cases are young men who had sex with other men.

The report of this center notes that the clinical presentation is generally described as mild, and most cases have lesions in the genitals or in the perigenital area, something that indicates that transmission probably occurred through close physical contact during sexual activities.

No deaths from monkeypox have been reported so far.

WHO experts consider that the goal now is to curb and stop it, and this is possible because details and ways of propagation of this disease are known.

The WHO reported that this virus can be transmitted by close skin-to-skin contact, breath droplets and contaminated bed linen.

The virus is also transmitted by direct contact with blood, body fluids, skin lesions or the mucosas of infected animals, and there are no specific treatments or vaccines against this disease.


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