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Approved in Europe: There is a vaccine against monkeypox

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After confirmation 16,000 cases of monkeypox Only in Europe has the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the highest level of alert, which has triggered the European Commission’s extension of a vaccine that stops the increase in the disease .

“This approval of the monkeypox vaccine is an example of good cooperation between Nordic and European Bavarian regulators, a job extension that typically takes six to nine months,” the Danish manufacturer said in a statement.

The vaccine called Imvanex is the only formulation that has been approved for the prevention of monkeypox in the United States and Canada.but so far “it had only been approved in Europe to treat human smallpox”, he quoted Millennium. Thus, the vaccine will be available for the 27 countries of the European Union.

how it spread

Monkeypox is an endemic disease in parts of countries like Nigeria, but on April 29, 2022, the first case was detected in the UK. It was a British resident who developed symptoms of the disease after traveling to Nigeria. The patient returned to the UK on May 4 and represented the so-called zero or index case.

Zoonotic disease is caused by a virus. A note from the portal The United Nations indicates that it can be transmitted from animals to humans and can also be transmitted from person to person. “Interestingly, the disease is so named because it was detected in several monkeys in a laboratory in 1958. However, most animals that can contract the disease and then infect humans are rodents, such as giant rats from Gambia, the dormouse or the grasslands. dogs.

Countries where this disease is endemic are: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.


Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and skin rashes or sores.

“The rash usually begins on the first or third day of the onset of fever. The lesions may be flat or slightly raised, filled with clear or yellowish fluid, which then crust over, dry up and fall off,” says The report.

Although most cases are mild and the rash goes away on its own (the illness can last up to four weeks), there are groups at risk such as children, the elderly or the immunocompromised. In these cases, the disease can be fatal.

“The number of injuries in a person varies between a few and several thousand. The rash tends to appear on the face, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. They can also be found in the mouth, genitals, and eyes.

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