The World Health Organization (WHO) has already registered nearly 100 infections with the monkeypox virus in at least 14 countries where the disease does not normally occur. In addition, there are also 28 suspected cases. The WHO expects that number to rise further in the coming days.
Monkeypox, or monkeypox, is a species of the now extinct smallpox, which caused smallpox. Normally, the virus only occurs in West and Central Africa, but since last week cases have also appeared in Europe, Canada and the United States.
The World Health Organization confirms that infections have meanwhile been established in WHO, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Canada, the United States and Australia. On Saturday, there were a total of 92 confirmed and 28 suspected cases. In our country, the official number of infections now stands at 4.
The WHO assumes that even more cases will emerge next week, especially as more and more countries are looking for infected people. Despite the rising number of infections, there is no risk of a large-scale outbreak of the monkeypox virus for the time being. The disease can be detected quickly and people can isolate themselves quite easily, making a pandemic very unlikely.