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WHO states that the risk of monkeypox epidemic in Russia remains high

Moscow (Sputnik)-The risk of monkeypox epidemics in Europe, including Russia, is high, Melita Vinovic, head of the World Health Organization (WHO) office in Russia, told Sputnik.

“According to a WHO assessment, at the regional level, the risks in the WHO Europe region are Many reports of widespread outbreaks It involved some previously untouched countries and some atypical incidents, “she said.

Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that usually infects people from wildlife and is endemic in some African countries. The disease can be transmitted through body fluids, flügge droplets, and other contaminants. The disease usually causes fever, a rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

According to WHO, monkeypox outbreaks began in May in non-epidemic countries, with more than 5,100 cases confirmed in humans in 51 countries between May 13 and July 1.



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