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Description of ‘monkey pox’ disease from WHO: They announced how it was transmitted

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While the world is still heavily dealing with the coronavirus epidemic and trying to cope with millions of deaths and patients, the outbreak of the monkeypox epidemic in dozens of countries in the last period has created alarm and horror.

The number of cases in monkeypox, which generally occurs in tropical locations in the central and western regions of Africa, has exceeded 100. A statement came from the World Health Organization, which continues its work within the United Nations, regarding the disease, which is seen in Europe, America and Australia and shows symptoms such as skin deformation, headache and muscle pain.

According to the news in Sözcü; Maria Van Kerkhove, the director of the spreading diseases unit of the World Health Organization, made comments about the course of the disease at a press conference.

Van Kerkhove said: “This situation can be brought under control. We want to prevent human-to-human transmission. We can do this in Europe and North America,” he said.


WHO officials also explained how the disease, which is the biggest epidemic in the last 50 years outside of Africa, was transmitted. Van Kerkhove said, “Contamination is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. “So far, those who have been infected are getting through this situation lightly,” he said.

Rosamund Lewis, one of the WHO’s top names responsible for smallpox, also spoke about the course of the disease. Lewis said the monkeypox did not mutate. “Viruses in this cluster don’t tend to mutate and are generally pretty stable,” Lewis said.


Commonly found in the tropics of western and central Africa, monkeypox first appeared in 1958. The first event was detected in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

While the first incident in the USA was detected in 2003, it can be transmitted after being detected in predators, in contact with humans or after consuming uncooked meat. It spreads through wounds on the skin, through the respiratory tract, or through the eyes, nose and mouth.

In the midst of the symptoms of the disease transmitted by air particles, high fever, headache, muscle and back pain and swelling in the lymph nodes can be seen. Its most obvious symptom is known as bumps on the face and soles of the feet and palms.

Although it usually passes with mild symptoms, it can be fatal in some cases.

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