WHO confirms outbreaks of monkey pox in 12 countries, organization working closely with affected countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it is working with partners to better understand the extent and cause of an outbreak of monkeypox.

The WHO has said that as of Saturday, it has confirmed about 92 cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox, with recent outbreaks reported in 12 countries where the disease is not typically found.

The outbreaks are unusual because they are occurring in countries where the virus is not endemic, and according to the WHO, more cases will likely be reported in the coming days as surveillance broadens.

The virus is endemic in some animal populations in a number of countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travelers. The recent outbreaks reported across 12 countries so far are atypical, as they are occurring in non-endemic countries.

“WHO is working with the affected countries and others to expand disease surveillance to find and support people who may be affected, and to provide guidance on how to manage the disease,” the organization said.

The WHO stated that it continues to receive updates on the status of ongoing outbreaks in endemic countries.

Monkeypox spreads differently from COVID-19. WHO encourages people to stay informed from reliable sources, such as national health authorities, on the extent of the outbreak in their community (if any), symptoms and prevention.

As monkeypox spreads through close contact, the global health organization has advised that response should focus on the people affected and their close contacts. It said people who closely interact with someone who is infectious are at greater risk for infection: this includes health workers, household members and sexual partners.

“Stigmatizing groups of people because of a disease is never acceptable. It can be a barrier to ending an outbreak as it may prevent people from seeking care, and lead to undetected spread,” the WHO noted.

Monkey pox can result in death for 1 in 10 people who contract the disease based on observations in Africa, the Centers for Disease Control in the US has said.

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11 Comments

  1. Just Asking
    May 25, 2022

    It’s small pox, what they refer to you is implied. Blatant clear example of racism and medical malfeasance in plain sight. Just when you thought we were moving on from racism, not so fast, they are still at it. In case your wondering, they could have named covid Chinese or slanted eye disease, or white fever, why didn’t they?
    I guess by this they regret naming it small pox originally when they could av done more damage naming it after…… you, yes you, by monkey the medical frat aka “scientists” mean you off course. Evil :twisted: WHEN and how well they stop?

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    • Pale Pox
      May 25, 2022

      You just picked it from my brains. It’s exactly racism on its face. But don’t worry, their “pox” is coming soon and they will wish that they were “ monkeys.”

  2. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 24, 2022

    Explain to me why are only images of black skin people we see in the media in stories about the monkeypox? Even if the disease started in Africa it’s now in Europe, the Americas, Israel, and many other countries whose majority population is not black. Why is the shameful racism being reinforced by images in the media? Remember that a picture is worth a thousand words.

    • Gone Are The Days
      May 26, 2022

      It didn’t start in Africa, most of these are experiments ‘TAKEN TO’ Africa. When the hantavirus first surface in the U.S they, the so-called scientists, attempted to pin it on, U know who, Africa. Only after outrage against the media they changed course and claim its from deer mice on an American Indian reservation. This Africa disease thing has its beginnings from the days Harvard U etc financed Charles dawin and others to prove, among other things, the inferiority of african people to justify taking the Continent and continue enslaving its people. It’s deep, you’re not supposed to even notice.

  3. Waiting For Airport
    May 23, 2022

    Another made up pandemic on the horizon!

    The first one didn’t work well enough, didn’t get enough people to take the poison! Depopulation targets were not met!

    So now they learn from the first one and they about to execute this one with more efficiency than the first.

    All now Skerro negotiating his lajan he gaan get when he force all you to conform to the next set of rules from the new ‘scamdemic’!

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    • Man bite dogs
      May 23, 2022

      That airport guy, must be high on Crack cocaine l cannot
      imagine a normal person could write such crap apart from ugly Lenny, writers.

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      • Waiting For Airport
        May 23, 2022

        Boy best you make that dog bite you back!!!

        High grade from the hills of our beautiful island I smoking… the marijuana your leader in chief is keeping illegal in his ongoing effort to keep Dominicans as poor beggars. Billion dollar industry and skilled D A farmers cannot participate and profit because our PM made agreements with outside interests to keep us poor!

        Yes! that’s the drugs I high on! come and check me, we will smoke a few, get high and give each other mapwee about red n blue :mrgreen:

        • Man bite dogs
          May 25, 2022

          You can smoke the whole tree if you like who cares so-called workers followers are all brainwashed ugly Lenny, with his slave mentally is feeding you guys with dope even so he employed a white criminal to help him exploit you fools.

          • Waiting For Airport
            May 27, 2022

            Typical politically brainwashed response.

            fact: Marijuana is a Billion dollar industry, but is illegal in DA

            fact: if it was legal, it would revolutionize our economy almost over night (metaphorically)

            fact: you have been indoctrinated to support your own poverty, so concepts like these go waaayyy over your head!

            fact: Democracy is a scam. There is no working version of democracy on earth where the people are not exploited by their government for elitest interests. UWP would accept the same money DLP did to sell out our people with these vaccines – just like all the other Caribbean leaders did.

            The solution imo, is to get rid of democracy and implement a new system of governance that is Afrocentric and independent of European/American/Chinese influence – make ourselves economically competitive by monetizing our natural resources. But you cannot process that idea… you only know red vs blue and beg outsiders for resources!

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          • Pat
            May 28, 2022

            @Waiting for Airport. I don’t know about the other facts, but the last fact that democracy as Europeans imposed upon us IS INDEED a scam, doesn’t work, has never worked. In fact it requires much VIOLENCE to get to where we are today. The system they met and violently destroyed in Africa was far far far superior. It prompted at least one famous British MP in 1800’s while bombing Africa’s West coast, to say such: I’ve traveled across the length and breadth of Africa and not seen one person who is a beggar nor a thief, people of such calibre, such moral values …(I’m paraphrasing). You/we all have to read Chancellor Williams’ book Destruction of Black Civilization where he outlines the system that worked – one of the wonders of the earth – until Europeans destroyed it in greed for gold and other peoples land to steal, enslave them aided by a Bible, and impose their euro-religious education and very violent blows on even our children.

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