It continues to spread rapidly in the world and it has been announced that the first case was seen in our country recently. monkey flowerrelated to illness world Health Organization made an alarming statement. WHO, from 15 June until today in 6 new countriesmore seen and approximately approximate of confirmed cases 90% of them are in European countriesHe stated that he lived.
In the statement made by WHO last week, it was stated that the monkeypox epidemic does not currently constitute a global emergency, but that they are making intense efforts to control further spread. According to the latest data, except for the countries where the epidemic is endemic, including Turkey in more than 50 countries case of monkeypox was seen. After these data, the total The number of cases exceeded 5320.announced.
Cases in Europe have tripled in the last two weeks
World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, in his statement, evaluated the spread of the monkeypox virus in Europe and the latest developments. Stating that Europe is the center of monkeypox disease, Kluge said, “ As of 15 June in the WHO European region more than 4,500 cases Has detected. Number of cases in the last two weeks tripled” said.
Kluge states that the vast majority of cases in the region 21 to 40 years oldconsists of people between 99% male declared that. Stating that 10% of the cases have been hospitalized for treatment and 1 person is under treatment in the intensive care unit, Kluge also stated that no one in the European region has died due to monkeypox so far.
WHO can change emergency view
Dr. Hans Kluge also explained that the rapid evolution of the disease may change the WHO Emergency Committee’s view that the virus does not require an emergency in a short time. Stating that the world should take urgent and joint measures against the further spread of the virus, Kluge said: We should not be indifferent to an epidemic that spreads so quickly and reaches previously unaffected places almost every day.” he warned.
The virus, which is usually transmitted from animal to human and rarely from person to person, causes high fever and itchy blisters in the body. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, who also shared information about the first case in our country, stated that there was no alarming situation.