Monkeypox has spread across the world, and a few cases have already been confirmed. Even if the proliferation is not very alarming, the WHO already declares 200 cases worldwide.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide so far, and this is expected to increase in the coming days.
According to the Internet media, England was the first country to report the urgency of the situation. As a reminder, the first monkeypox patient was registered there on May 7, 2022, and would be a person returning from a trip to Nigeria.
Other countries have also reported several cases of monkeypox, such as Spain, Portugal, Canada, the United States, Italy and Sweden.
The WHO, still in confusion?
The world organization made a point of stressing in a press release that this situation was very unusual, and that they do not know what the exact cause is.
The information related to the transmission of the virus has not yet been confirmed, which leaves the door open to contamination even if the alarm bell has been sounded early in order to limit the damage.
Even if the mortality rate due to this disease is quite low, the WHO has advised using the “BCR” test to detect the infection and be treated as quickly as possible. Indeed, with regard to the dangerousness of this disease, she affirms “that the lethality rate was between 1% and 10%, most of the deaths occurring among the youngest”.
A monitoring committee in Algeria
Wanting to take its precautions, Algeria has set up a monitoring commission in order to have a continuous inventory of the evolution of monkey pox throughout the world.
The commission is made up of four members, and chaired by the head of the National Health Security Agency, Kamal Sanhadjiv.