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WHO holding daily meetings as monkeypox spreads- suivre en direct

WHO holding daily meetings as monkeypox spreads- suivre en direct
Infections in UK more than double to 20

<p>Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe</p><p>Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe</p>

Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe

The World Health Organisation (QUI) has said it is holding daily monkeypox meetings as the virus continues to spread worldwide.

A spokesperson for the organisation told L'indépendant it is convening “a number of meetings related to monkeypox on a daily basis” involving experts from affected countries, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and technical advisory groups.

This includes a meeting on Friday involving the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Endemic Potential (STAG IH).

The outbreak is now said to be the “largest and most widespread ever seen in Europe”, where infections have surpassed 100.

Cases have now been confirmed in countries including the United Kingdom, Espagne, le Portugal, Belgique, France and Italy and Germany.

Fabian Leendertz, from the Robert Koch Institute, described the outbreak as an “epidemic” but said it was “unlikely” to last long.

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WHO confirms emergency monkeypox meeting

The World Health Organization (QUI) on Friday called a meeting to discuss monkeypox, a spokesperson said in an email to Reuters, saying the meeting was one of several taking place daily.

The meeting is of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Endemic Potential, he confirmed.

Joe Middleton20 Mai 2022 17:08
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Monkeypox a different type of virus to Covid-19, says health expert

Dr Michael Head, senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton, said monkeypox was a different sort of virus to Covid, ajouter: “A big monkeypox outbreak like this is still a very different situation to a Covid-19 pandemic.”

He said more cases would come to light, ajouter: “The contact tracing efforts by public health teams will be crucial in containing the outbreak.”

Joe Middleton20 Mai 2022 16:46
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Monkeypox: What we know about rare virus as more cases confirmed around globe

Monkeypox is spreading across the globe with cases now reported in the US, Canada, Australie, Espagne, le Portugal, France, Allemagne, Italy and Sweden.

In Britain, the total number of confirmed infections has now reached 20. The World Health Organisation (QUI) is reportedly convening a team of experts to hold a meeting on the growing crisis.

So what precisely is monkeypox and how much danger does it pose to the public?

Joe Sommerlad has everything we know so far about monkeypox.

What we know about monkeypox as rare virus spreads

Tropical disease now detected in UK, nous, Canada, Australia Spain and Portugal

Joe Middleton20 Mai 2022 16:24
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Spain cases reach 30 as Madrid outbreak linked to sauna

Health authorities in Spain have reported 23 new confirmed cases of monkeypox, mainly in the Madrid region where most infections are linked to an outbreak in an adult sauna.

The total tally in Spain has now reached 30, tandis que 23 confirmed cases have now been identified in neighbouring Portugal, where nine new cases were detected today.

Madrid authorities have been working on tracing the cases mainly from a single outbreak in a sauna, regional health chief Enrique Ruiz Escudero told reporters.

The word sauna is used in Spain to describe establishments popular with gay men looking for sex rather than just a bathhouse.

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 16:04
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Outbreak in UK is ‘unprecedented

Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of International Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said the monkeypox outbreak in the UK was “unprecedented”.

Il a dit: “There is a need to engage with the at-risk community of gay and bisexual men to ensure they know about the presence of this infection and report any sign and symptoms to health facilities.

“Cases need to be identified, isolated and treated, either in hospital or at home, depending on severity and circumstances.

“Close contacts need to be identified and monitored for signs of infection. Monkeypox is not very transmissible and, with these measures, the outbreak can be quickly brought under control.

“It spreads by close contact, either through touching the person, or items such as bedding or shared utensils. It can cause serious illness, although most people recover fully within a few weeks.”

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 15:41
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Several suspected cases in the Netherlands

There are several suspected cases of monkeypox in the Netherlands, ANP news agency is reporting, quoting RIVM – the Dutch institute for health.

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 15:27
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Monkeypox outbreak in Europe ‘largest everin region as cases cross 100

Plus que 100 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Europe, with German officials describing the outbreak as the largest ever in the region.

Cases have now been confirmed in countries including the United Kingdom, Espagne, le Portugal, Belgique, France, the United States and Australia.

First identified in monkeys, the disease typically spreads through close contact and has rarely spread outside Africa, so this series of cases has triggered concern.

With several confirmed cases in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal, this is the largest and most widespread outbreak of monkeypox ever seen in Europe,” said Germany’s armed forcesmedical service, which detected its first case in the country today.

Fabian Leendertz, from the Robert Koch Institute, described the outbreak as an epidemic.

However it is very unlikely that this epidemic will last long," il a dit. “The cases can be well isolated via contact tracing and there are also drugs and effective vaccines that can be used if necessary.”

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 15:01
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Australia reports first monkeypox case in man returning from Britain

Australia has detected its first monkeypox infection and officials are monitoring a second suspected case, as the country joined a growing list reporting outbreaks of the disease.

Health authorities in the country’s southeast Victoria state confirmed the infection on Friday in a 30-year-old man who reached Melbourne from Britain.

Shweta Sharma has the full story:

Australia reports first monkeypox case in man returning from Britain

Monkeypox, most commonly found in west and central Africa, is said to be milder than smallpox in humans

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 14:49
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WHO holding daily meetings as virus spreads

The World Health Organisation (QUI) is holding daily meetings as the virus continues to spread worldwide.

A spokesperson for the organisation told L'indépendant it is convening “a number of meetings related to monkeypox on a daily basis” involving experts from affected countries, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and technical advisory groups.

This includes a meeting with the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Endemic Potential (STAG IH), which is being held today.

The spokesperson said monkeypox had been a priority pathogen for WHO for many years.

Chiara Giordano20 Mai 2022 14:34
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Spain and Portugal record 23 new cases with more suspected

Health authorities in Portugal and Spain on Friday reported respectively nine and 14 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number in each country above 20, the outbreak’s highest tallies so far.

Twenty-three confirmed cases have now been identified in total in Portugal, tandis que 21 cases have been reported in Spain.

Une autre 21 suspected cases are under investigation in Spain, 19 in the Madrid region, one in the Canary Islands and one in Andalusia, the health authority said.

Jane Dalton20 Mai 2022 14:02