As the spread of monkeypox continues, the UK’s health ministry has published instructions indicating that “those afflicted with monkeypox can isolate at home if they are healthy enough.” Monkeypox will not become a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), although there are several “unknowns” concerning the virus. According to the WHO, the monkeypox outbreak, which began in May, has spread to over 20 countries, with over 300 suspected and confirmed cases. As it spreads through intimate contact, the epidemic is causing concern throughout the world.
The top five updates on the monkeypox epidemic are as follows:
- According to sources, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has discovered 71 new human cases of monkeypox in the nation. “People afflicted with monkeypox can isolate themselves at home if they stay healthy enough, while taking procedures to minimize close contact with others,” the UK health service stated on Monday.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it does not anticipate the monkeypox virus to cause another pandemic, but it noted that there are still many unknowns regarding the disease. Previously, the sickness was mostly limited to African countries.
- In Congo, nine individuals have died of monkeypox, according to the country’s health authorities, according to the media. According to the head of Congo’s Sankuru health division, 465 instances of the disease have been documented in the country, making it one of the worst-affected in West and Central Africa.
- According to the media, Nigeria has recorded its first death due to the monkeypox sickness this year. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has established that 21 of the 66 probable cases are caused by the monkeypox virus, which is common in Nigeria and other regions of West and Central Africa.
- The number of monkeypox cases in Spain has increased to 122, according to the Spanish Ministry of Health. The United Kingdom, Portugal, and Spain are among the European countries worst afflicted by the epidemic. Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden are among the countries on the continent that have recorded instances.