Ports were poisoned in Brazil even during yellow fever
Monkeypox can cause pneumonia, sepsis, encephalitis and eye diseases
Cases of monkeypox are more common in the rain forest regions of Central and West Africa.
Sao Paulo The World Health Organization has expressed grief over the killing of monkeys on Tuesday amid fears of monkeypox in Brazil. Brazil’s news website G1 reported on Sunday that 10 ports have been poisoned in less than a week in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto in the state of So Paulo. Similar incidents have happened in other cities as well.
During a press conference in Geneva, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said that people need to know that the transmission we are seeing right now is between humans. According to Harris, infection can be transmitted from animals to humans, but recent outbreaks have only been linked to human contact. He expressed grief over the killing of monkeys by consuming poison in Brazil and said that people should not attack animals.
According to the WHO, there are more than 1,700 cases of monkeypox in Brazil. The country’s health ministry confirmed one death related to the disease on 29 July. The victim was a person with low immunity. Since May, more than 29,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in nearly 90 countries. The WHO declared the monkeypox outbreak an international emergency in July.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease, which was mainly in the rain forest regions of Central and West Africa, but now its range has spread to other countries of the world. In recent times, its death ratio has been around 3-6 percent, which is higher than the death rate of Corona. According to WHO, this virus can be spread to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal through material contaminated with this virus.
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First published: 10 August 2022, 13:22 IST