Monkey disease Scientists say today that it may be less lethal than previously feared.
Earlier this year, it was predicted that the virus would kill one in 100 people in Europe.
But in the last few months, after nearly 9,000 cases worldwide, only three deaths have been reported.
This means that monkeys have a mortality rate of about 0.03 percent, which is 30 times less than when the outbreak began.
In addition, all three deaths occurred in African countries where the virus is said to be hereditary.
Although the current epidemic has now reached 70 countries, no deaths have been reported elsewhere. The virus, which causes a rash similar to that of its cousin smallpox, is widespread among homosexuals and bisexual men.
Scientists say that in countries where new outbreaks have occurred, better diagnosis and health care will be responsible. Virologists also say that the virus itself can become serious.
The latest data show that there are currently 1,552 confirmed monkey diseases in the UK, which is 201 more than the previous report. Most were in London but the virus was seen in all parts of the country. The UK epidemic has covered Spain, and now it has raised 2,000 cases.
A.D. By 2022, a total of 9,109 cases of monkey disease have been reported worldwide, with 70 countries reporting confirmed or suspected cases.
This chart by the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization lists nearly 8.00 cases reported in the region since July 7. Most proven cases are found in Europe (salmon-colored bars) and in the United States (light blue bars).
Monkey disease timeline
1958The monkey was first detected when a monkey-like disease occurred in monkeys.
1970The first human case was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970, and since then the disease has been reported in several Central and West African countries.
2003: After the arrival of rats from Africa, monkey pox occurred in the United States. Cases have been reported in both humans and pets. All human infections followed contact with a sick pet and all patients recovered.
September 8, 2018: A monkey visits a Nigerian naval officer for training for the first time in the UK. He was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
September 11, 2018The second UK monkey disease has been confirmed in Blackpool. It has nothing to do with the original case in the corner. Instead, the patient may have contracted the infection while traveling in Nigeria. He was treated at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
September 26, 2018A third person has been diagnosed with monkey pox. He worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and contracted a second case of monkey pox. He was treated at the Royal Victoria Building in Newcastle.
December 3, 2019In the UK, one patient was diagnosed with monkey pox, the fourth most common case.
May 25, 2021In northern Wales, two monkey diseases have been identified. Both patients traveled to Nigeria.
A third person living with the disease was diagnosed and hospitalized, bringing the total to seven.
May 7, 2022After a recent trip to Nigeria, a man was diagnosed with monkey pox in England. The man was treated at the Expert Infectious Disease Unit in London by the Guy and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. Experts point out that the virus had been spreading in the UK for months before that.
May 14, 2022Two more cases have been confirmed in London. The infected couple lived in the same family but had nothing to do with what was described a week ago.
One of these individuals was treated by an expert infectious disease specialist at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The other does not need to be hospitalized at home.
May 16, 2022Four more cases have been identified, bringing the total to seven in the UK. Three of these cases are in London, and one is related to the North East of England.
The UKHSA first confirms that the prevalence of ‘unusual’ and ‘strange’ cases is primarily between homosexuals and two sexes and recommends looking for new bandits.
May 19, 2022There are two additional issues that have nothing to do with travel links or other issues. The case was based in the South East and London. Concerns that the infection was going unnoticed were growing.
May 20, 202211 More issues revealed British monkey disease doubles to 20 The ministers discussed the possibility of a public health campaign to warn gay men.
May 23-26, 2022Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reported the first cases of monkey pox.
May 29, 2022 ፡ The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the risk of monkey pox is ‘moderate’ and that it is likely to spread to children and people with immunodeficiency virus.
June 7, 2022UKHSA declares monkey disease to be detectable. This means that all physicians should alert local health authorities to suspected cases. The virus now has the same legal status as the flu, rabies and measles.
Early this year, when the global epidemic began, smallpox became a household name.
Britain, the first country to raise the alarm, now has 1,500 cases. It accounts for 62 percent of all known infections. Only six patients are known to be women.
In a recent update on the virus last Friday, UKHSA reported that as of July 6 there were 6,027 cases and three deaths worldwide (two in the Central African Republic and one in Nigeria).
However, further estimates suggest that the actual number of cases is in the range of 9,000.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 percent of the West African population is behind the current epidemic.
If that amount were to occur, the world would now have killed some 90 monkeys. However, it may take time for patients to become seriously ill and to eat the death toll.
The 1 percent figure is related to the severity of the virus, which means that only patients who have been diagnosed will be considered.
This is one of the reasons why the death toll is lower than previously thought in Britain and other countries affected by the epidemic. Experts estimate that gay and bisexual men are more aware and that they are routinely screened for sexually transmitted infections.
The current mortality rate for monkeys is about 0.03 percent, based on a known 9,000 patients – similar to the flu and covide.
The rate of infection – lethality, which takes into account all those infected with the virus, is always low.
Experts still do not know the exact extent of monkey pox, but thousands of cases could be under the radar of the current epidemic, arguing that this would be even lower.
“The death toll from monkey disease depends on the level of African countries,” Professor Paul Hunter, an infectious disease expert at the University of East Anglia, told Mail Online.
He added that there is a tendency for smallpox, high access to health care and high levels of uncontrolled HIV infection.
“Another point is that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (one of the countries where the virus is endemic), most people die of malaria and monkey pox,” he added.
“There are also many cases of children in Africa, and some reports suggest that children are at higher risk of serious illness.”
Professor Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading, said different levels of health in the UK and developing African countries could be behind the low mortality rate.
“These infections are generally more prevalent among young people in developing countries, so the mortality rate is lower than expected,” he said.
Professor Lawrence Young, a virologist at Warwick University, agrees that various health systems may be lower than expected.
“It is estimated that most people in Africa do not get tested, tested and vaccinated,” he said.
‘Increased follow-up and contact contact Immunizations can prevent serious illness’.
However, he added that there may be other factors in the game, including the fact that the disease, which could have spread to monkeys, has only come to light this year.
A.D. Compared to the species in 2018, the virus itself carried at least 40 mutations.
‘These changes suggest that the virus has been spreading at low levels for many years and may evolve into more contagious but pathogenic bacteria.’
Monkey pox is not usually considered a sexually transmitted infection, but can be transmitted directly during sexual intercourse.
It can also be transmitted by contact with infected clothing, bedding or towels or by contact with infected animals.
The spread of the epidemic of homosexuals or bisexual men UKHSA earlier this month urged arrogant attendees to keep a close eye on ballet flats and rashes.
Authorities urged gay and lesbian men to be aware of new lesions, rashes, or scabies and contact a sexual health clinic.
The infection usually starts with mild itching and infectious diseases.
People with symptoms of fever and lymph nodes may be advised to contact NHS 111 or their local sexual health service for help.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the epidemic, confirmed cases and close contact with the virus are being given Immunex Jab, which is 85 percent effective against the virus.
The so-called ring vaccine has been used in the past and its effectiveness has been proven.
Anyone with monkey pox is advised to use a condom for eight weeks after infection.