The World Health Organization has confirmed that monkeypox will not turn into an Pandemic like the Corona virus, because there is a vaccine for it, noting that countries should be transparent by announcing infections if they occur.
The Director of Epidemiology at the World Health Organization, Abdel Nasser Abu Bakr, explained in an interview with Al-Arabiya Channel, that awareness of monkeypox disease and how to deal with it must be raised.
There is a vaccine
Also, he said that his vaccine exists and is effective for infected cases and has been approved, but it needs tests.
He added that the organization advises to vaccinate only infected cases and those in contact with them.
In addition, he stressed that no country is immune from the danger of monkeypox spreading, calling on all Arab countries to prepare to monitor any infection.
Guidelines and recommendations
It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization had announced, on Saturday, that 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox had been reported in 12 member states where the virus is not usually endemic, pointing out that it will provide more guidance and recommendations to countries on how to limit the spread of infection.
This infection is transmitted from one person to another between people in close physical contact, especially with cases that show symptoms, according to what the United Nations explained.
However, she stressed, in a message of reassurance, that the outbreak of this disease is not at all similar in any way to the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic because it is not easily transmitted.