​Monkeypox is a containable situation, need to stop human-to-human transmission: WHO

Prime News, International, Health, Disease, Geneva (Switzerland), May 24:-The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that Monkeypox can be contained in countries outside of Africa where the virus is not usually detected.

WHO’s emerging disease lead Dr ​Maria Van Kerkhove

The WHO’s emerging disease lead Dr Maria Van Kerkhove said at a news conference Tuesday (May 24) that this is a containable situation and there is a need to stop human-to-human transmission.

She further said the transmission is really happening from skin-to-skin contact, most of the people who have been identified have more mild diseases.

According to media reports, more than 100 cases of the virus, which causes a rash and a fever have been confirmed in Europe, Americas and Australia.

The virus is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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