The risk to the general population is still very low at the moment, but I think people need to pay attention, says Susan Hopkins of the authority and adds that most adults will develop “relatively mild” symptoms.
The first British case was found on May 7 in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria. Since then, around 20 cases have been reported in the UK. New statistics will be released on Monday.
In Israel, it is about a man who has returned home from abroad. The country’s health authority announced that he is said to be in a hospital in Tel Aviv and in good condition. Other suspected monkeypox cases are being investigated in Israel, health authorities announced, urging everyone who comes from abroad with fever and rash to seek medical help.
The sick man is believed to be the first case of smallpox to be discovered in the Middle East. He writes that even in Switzerland, an infected man must be abroad BBC
Norway has also reported a case of the unusual disease. The case concerns a foreign man who visited the country in early May and has now been confirmed to have monkeypox in his country of origin. Oslo municipality has started tracking the infection, it says The Norwegian Public Health Agency (FHI).
Later on Sunday, Austria reported that it had a confirmed case of monkeypox in a 35-year-old man, according to Reuters. He is treated in a hospital with typical symptoms of the disease.
on Sunday US President Joe Biden said there are concerns about the new outbreak, which has also been reported in Europe and the United States. This is because the spread of infection will lead to consequences, according to the president.
“They haven’t updated me on the level of exposure yet, but it’s something everyone should worry about,” he says.
Biden also said work is underway to identify a vaccine that could be effective against monkeypox.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified about 80 cases of monkeypox worldwide, and about 50 suspected cases in the ongoing outbreak.
On Monday, the European Union’s infection control authority ECDC will publish its monkeypox risk assessment report.
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