Monkeypox outbreak / To prevent monkeypox, WHO told safe sex is important, said this on vaccination

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 24, 2022, 05:15 PM
Monkeypox outbreak: After the cases of monkeypox in many countries of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also become alert about this disease. The WHO recently issued a new warning, saying that a vaccination program like corona is not needed to stop the spread of monkeypox, but it can be stopped by practicing safe sex and taking care of cleanliness.

Vaccination not necessary for monkeypox

The World Health Organization said that there is no need for immediate vaccine supply and anti-viral treatment to protect against monkeypox. This statement from the WHO comes at a time when the US CDC has said that it has released vaccines of JYNNEOS vaccine for the treatment of monkeypox and smallpox. Monkeypox was first reported in Africa in 1958, after which the disease was declared endemic.

The first case of monkeypox was found in the US on 18 May. The victim, who lived in Massachusetts, had recently traveled to Canada. For the prevention of monkeypox in America, the vaccine is also being given to those above the age of 18 years. Simultaneously, people with weakened immune systems and those infected with HIV are also being vaccinated.

Cases surfaced without travel history

A large number of cases of monkeypox have been reported in America and Europe. The special thing is that none of them had traveled to Africa. The WHO said that the exact reasons for the spread of the virus have not been found so far, although it is a matter of relief that at present no evidence has been found of the virus mutating rapidly.

Richard Pebozzi, a member of the WHO's Pathogen Threat Team in Europe, said that contact tracing and isolation are necessary to protect against the virus. Also, the side effects of monkeypox vaccine have already been revealed. He said that not all, but in most of the cases, this disease is spread due to the male having sex with the male. After this, the organization said that there is a need for frequent sexual screening and medical advice for the prevention of the disease.