WHO technical lead Rosamund Lewis said that the vaccines against Monkey Pox are not 100 percent effective. “which is why people must reduce their own risk of infection,” said Rosamund Lewis. This comes in the wake of more than 35,000 cases of monkeypox in more than 92 countries. 12 deaths have also been reported in regards to this case.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed statistics regarding the Monkey Pox cases. It has been revealed that almost 7,500 cases were reported last week. It is more than a 20 percent increase over the previous week. It can be remembered that Mr. Tedros announced that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.
The symptoms of Monkey Pox are initially flu-like, such as fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes which can be spread to a widespread rash. The Monkey Pox virus can enter a human body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, eyes, nose, and mouth which can be through bodily fluids.