The World Health Organization (WHO) has previously warned that about 200 cases of monkeypox discovered in recent weeks are just the beginning.
Monkey dish infection has received a lot of attention due to the fact that cases of infection have been found in countries where the virus does not circulate normally.
– We don’t know if we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg, and there are many more undetected cases of infection, said Sylvie Briand according to Security.
Briand is head of epidemic and pandemic preparation at WHO. He said that we are still in the early stages when it comes to monkey cups.
– We know that there will be more cases of infection in the next few days, he said.
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Ask people not to worry
Briand said there was still no reason to panic.
– This is not a disease that the general public should be concerned about. This is not a disease like the coronavirus and other diseases that spread quickly, he said.
In recent weeks, the virus has been detected in several European countries such as the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. Infections have also been detected recently in the United States, Canada, Australia and Argentina. In total, the disease has been registered in more than 20 countries.
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Monkey saucer infection occurred on visit to Oslo
A foreigner who visited Oslo in May was later diagnosed with the infection. The city of Oslo and FHI started detecting infections, but no cases of infection were detected in the country.
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Norway believes that the disease does not have the potential to become a pandemic and shows that the virus does not spread easily. Monkey cup can be spread by skin contact with abrasions or cuts, drops and sharing, for example, bed linen or towels.
For now, Norwegian authorities will not call monkey cups dangerous to the public
Norway gets access to monkey cup vaccine
According to the Ministry of Health, Norway will receive a share of the monkey cup vaccine which is being processed by the EU. This vaccine has been approved for use against smallpox, but not yet for monkeypox. Sweden’s vaccine coordinator, Richard Bergström said NRK that the EU will ship vaccines and medicines in early June.
– We ensure this through our membership in EU4Health, of which Norway is a full member, said Secretary of State Karl Kristian Bekeng at the Ministry of Health and Care Services to NTB.
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