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WHO Announces a Terrible Outbreak that Could Be the Next Coronavirus

Monkeypox has the potential to become the next coronavirus.

The spread of the disease in various European countries is the most recent source of concern among countries.

Monkeypox is a viral virus that has been seen in West and Central Africa in the past.

Around 100 cases had been verified or suspected across Europe by the weekend.

As a result, the sickness is one of the most popular Google searches.

Scientists are studying the outbreak, according to a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), and additional instances are anticipated to be recorded as surveillance grows.

Hans Kluge, a top European health official, has warned that the rare monkeypox virus could spread faster in the coming months.

The current outbreaks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and numerous European countries, according to WHO, are unusual because they are occurring in non-endemic countries.

"Around 80 instances have been confirmed so far, with another 50 under investigation." As surveillance expands, more cases are anticipated to be reported, according to WHO.

Fever, muscle aches, and enlarged lymph nodes are common signs of the monkeypox infection. Rashes that resemble chickenpox can also be observed on the hands and face.

According to the WHO, transmission is mainly confined to people and occurs as a result of intimate contact with infected animals such as rats and monkeys.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monkeypox can be spread by contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores, or shared items (such as clothing and bedding) contaminated with monkeypox fluids or sores.

The US health body added that household disinfectants can kill the virus on surfaces. Monkeypox has only been fatal in rare cases.

Health experts have advised anyone at high risk of having caught monkeypox to isolate for 21 days.

Contacts are also advised to provide their details for contact tracing, forgo travel, and avoid contact with immunosuppressed people, pregnant women, and children under 12.

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