WHO confirms 2,103 cases of monkeypox and one death worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) this Friday until June 15 2,103 confirmed cases Laboratory monkeypox and one probable case in 42 member states in five WHO regions, including one death in Nigeria.

WHO has assessed the global risk as moderate, taking into account the first time that many cases and clusters of monkeypox have been reported simultaneously in many countries around the world. geographic areas WHO very differentand given that the death rate remains low in the current epidemic.

These numbers represent an increase of 818 laboratory-confirmed cases since the previous report published on June 10. 1,285 cases. In this edition, the healthcare organization has eliminated the distinction between endemic and non-endemic countries to report countries together and reflect the unified response needed.

Most of the cases reported in these regions, European Region WHO (84%) with 1,773 cases and Americas Region (12%) with 245 cases. On your own behalf African Region (3%) and 64 cases; most Eastern Mediterranean Region 14 cases and Western Pacific Region, With 6 diagnosed cases. The number of cases fluctuates as more information becomes available and data is validated against the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

According to WHO, the disease continues to mainly affect men who have sex with men and those who have reported recent sexual intercourse with new or multiple partners.

To date, the clinical presentation of monkeypox cases associated with this outbreak has been variable. Many cases in this epidemic, clinical picture classically described for monkeypox (fever, swollen lymph nodes, followed by a developing centrifugal burst).

Atypical features identified include: presentation of only a few or even a single lesion; lesions that begin in the genital or perineal/perianal region and do not spread further; lesions that occur at different (asynchronous) stages of development; and the appearance of lesions before the appearance of fever, malaise, and other structural symptoms. during transmission modes sexual contact still unknown.

Source: Informacion

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