A total of seven monkeypox cases have been identified in Greece, and the national medical institution EODY announced every Thursday in the context of a briefing.
Six of them are “imported” and the seventh is “local” with no record of overseas travel.
EODY added that the case has already recovered or is generally in good clinical condition.
According to EDY’s announcement, the risk of the disease remains low for the general public and all necessary steps have been taken to limit the spread of the disease.
At the same time, more than 3,400 monkeypox and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as of Wednesday, June 17th. Most come from European countries, according to a WHO announcement last Monday.
WHO said it has received 1,310 new cases from eight countries since June 17.
Monkeypox has spread to countries that are not considered endemic, but the World Health Organization last week decided not to declare a global state of emergency. However, the WHO Director General said he was concerned about the outbreak and called for caution.
“At this point, this is not an international public health emergency, which is the highest level of alert of the World Health Organization,” he said in a post-expert meeting statement.
A few days ago, the Secretary of the UN agency advised the wider community.
“Human-to-human transmission continues and is likely to be underestimated,” he said, an expert convened by the WHO to decide whether to declare a global emergency for monkeypox. Added at a committee meeting.
Described the illness as an “international emergency of public health concerns” is WHO’s highest level of caution.
At the same time, the delivery of vaccines to European countries has also started.
When the country became Spain, since last Tuesday, the first dose of vaccine purchased from the European Commission’s Emergency Response and Response Agency (HERA) has been provided in response to the current monkeypox epidemic.
At the same time, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun data evaluation to extend the use of the smallpox vaccine “Imvanex” to protection from monkeypox.
https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2022/06/30/monleypox-greece-7-cases-six-imported-1-local/ Seven cases of monkeypox confirmed in Greece, six of which were “imported”, EODY said.