The increase in cases of so-called monkeypox in Europe, the United States and Canada has raised the alarm bell at the World Health Organization (WHO), which is looking for a way to control the disease. In an interview with CNN this Saturday (21), infectious disease specialist Luana Araújo highlighted that the spread, although worrying, is far from resembling Covid-19.
“With the knowledge we have of this disease, we weren’t supposed to be seeing the behavior we’re seeing now,” he said. “Contagiousness is low and usually linked to places where this virus is endemic, such as some African countries. There are changes that, although they do not put us on alert like the Covid-19 pandemic, they also bring us a scenario in which many pieces are missing to understand what is happening and protect people in the best possible way”, he added.
While Israel was another country to confirm the first case of the disease this Saturday, in Brazil, the Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected case of a Brazilian who is in Germany. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation announced the formation of a Temporary Technical Chamber that should monitor the unfolding of the virus. monkeypox.
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Source: CNN Brasil