The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox a global health emergency.
The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, says that the spread of monkeypox in more than 70 countries is an extraordinary situation, so now it is inevitable to declare this disease a global emergency.
After the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency, investment in research to prevent the spread of the disease and its treatment will increase.
It should be noted that today, for the first time in the United States, cases of the monkeypox virus have been confirmed in 2 children.
According to American media, the cases of the monkeypox virus were confirmed by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The condition of children infected with the monkeypox virus is better. The CDC has not provided further details. So far, 2,891 cases of the monkeypox virus have been reported in the United States.
What is Minki Pox?
Monkeypox is actually a virus that is primarily transmitted from animals to humans. Monkeypox belongs to the ‘Poxviridae’ family of viruses, this family is further divided into 2 subfamilies with 22 species and a total of 83 virus species in this family.
Viruses belonging to this family also include ‘small pox’ or smallpox, and because of the closest symptoms, monkeypox is also called its cousin.