Monkeypox Outbreak / Was monkeypox already spreading in the UK? You will be surprised to know the answer of scientists

Zoom News : May 26, 2022, 07:02 PM
Monkeypox Cases in World: Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, there was a time when the world came to a standstill. But now that crores of people have been vaccinated, it seems that life has started on its journey to normalcy. But in the last few days, people are again in fear due to increasing cases of monkeypox in many countries.

78 cases reached the UK

With 7 new cases of monkeypox found in Britain on Wednesday, the figure reached 78. But scientists believe that the monkeypox virus has been spreading in many countries for some time without any doubt. The UK has by far the highest number of monkeypox cases in the world. In the last one month, 20-25 countries have been affected by it. According to official data, so far 200 cases of this virus have been found in the world. Although it has been found in many parts of Africa. But monkeypox has spread beyond the continent for the first time.

Professor David Heyman, chairman of the World Health Organization's expert group, believes that the virus was present in the UK for the last two-three years, but its effect was not yet known. According to The Guardian, Heyman said, "It could hypothetically be that the virus was transmitted by transmission and accidentally entered a population that is currently increasing transmission."

Scientist doing test

Scientists are conducting several tests on the virus and it seems that the mutated version of the same virus reached the UK in 2018. The Guardian quoted Professor Mark Van Ranst, a virologist at the University of Leuven in Belgium, as saying, "It could be a virus that has been circulating for a long time without being detected. They all have a common ancestor and that common ancestor is probably It is before 2019, although it is too early to reach any conclusion.