The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm and convened a conference to discuss monkeypox.
After 100 cases of monkeypox were confirmed or suspected in Europe, the World Health Organization summoned an emergency conference.
Monkeypox is a smallpox-like viral virus that originated in west and central Africa and is now spreading across Europe.
In what has been termed as the greatest epidemic of the virus in Europe's history, over 100 cases of the virus have been confirmed or suspected in Europe.
The virus was first discovered in monkeys and is spread through close physical contact. It has primarily affected African countries up to this point.
The virus's rapid expansion in Europe is alarming, especially in the aftermath of the Covid19 pandemic.
Monkeypox, on the other hand, is unlikely to become a pandemic on the scale of Covid19, according to scientists.
Monkeypox is a minor virus, according to SABC News, with symptoms including a fever and a bumpy rash.
With 80 confirmed cases and 50 probable cases, the virus has been confirmed in 12 countries. The virus has been reported in nine European nations, with instances confirmed in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The virus is difficult to spread from person to person, and scientists believe the risk to the general public is low.
The virus presently has no vaccine, according to the BBC, but the smallpox vaccine is 85 percent effective. Furthermore, because the two viruses are so similar, the vaccine provides adequate protection and is being rolled out across Europe.
Kenyan experts are predicting a sixth COVID-19 outbreak.
In its 15th advice, the Eminent Committee of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) predicted that illnesses would peak around May 17 but would be weaker than previous rounds.
In Kakamega, the COVID-19 isolation unit's officer in charge, Steven Ouko, confirmed five cases in the last 48 hours.
The Kenyan Ministry of Health revealed on Thursday, April 28 that 11 more patients had tested positive for COVID-19 out of a total sample size of 2,493.
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