Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya. The virus has been confirmed in Austria, followed by Israel and Switzerland. This brings the number of countries diagnosed with the disease to 15.
According to an official report, one person has been diagnosed with the disease in Israel. Another person suspected of having the disease is under observation. The disease was confirmed in a 30-year-old man who had just returned from Western Europe. Authorities said they were not worried about his health but were in quarantine.
The first case of monkeypox was reported in Canton, Switzerland. The disease affected a person who had returned from abroad. The Swiss government said he was being monitored at home. More than 80 cases have been confirmed in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia.
Most worrying is the rapid spread of the disease. Alert warnings have been issued in countries including India in the event of a smallpox being confirmed in the US after Europe.
Monkeypox is a virus that is transmitted from animals to humans. Although mild, the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of smallpox, an orthopedic virus that was declared extinct worldwide in the 1980s. The disease is mainly found in central and western Africa.
Story Highlights: Israel, Switzerland and Austria confirm Monkeypox cases