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Monkeypox virus: Will the population at risk soon be vaccinated against monkeypox? – The Independent

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The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) said it would be good to vaccinate those at risk. Appearing at the beginning of May in the United Kingdom, cases of monkeypox are growing more and more quickly in the world. Today, there are a total of twenty proven cases, and dozens of others studied. If the virus was initially confined to the European continent, this Wednesday, May 18, a new case was identified in the United States. Also read: Monkey pox: the situation worsens after the discovery of cases in Spain and Portugal If the severity of the virus is relative, it does however cause heavy flu-like states and rashes. As La Vanguardia evokes, monkeypox is transmitted particularly between men who have relations with other men. The rapid and significant spread of the virus is increasingly worrying scientists who are now thinking of vaccinating part of the population. Read also: United Kingdom: 7 cases of monkeypox detected… Should we be worried? Who would be affected? According to the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC), the ideal would be to vaccinate “high-risk contacts”. 19) UPDATE: The number of patients treated for suspected Monkeypox in the last two days in Madrid is “between 40 and 50″, hospital sources tell El Pais”the flow of patients to the emergency services has not stopped” \u26a0\ufe0f https ://t.co/DG9K9JCVna— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) May 19, 2022 American health authorities, who fear a strong spread of the virus, also recommend the vaccination of people who have been in contact with an infected person. Read also: Monkeypox virus: the number of cases of monkey pox multiplied by 4 in Spain, “all have had sex with men in recent weeks” Which vaccine? There is currently no specific vaccine against monkeypox. However, a few years ago, the population was massively vaccinated against smallpox. The idea would therefore be to reuse the vaccine against smallpox, which has been put aside for decades. But more than 40 years have passed since the apparent eradication of smallpox, which does not seem to make things any easier. As El País reports, however, this vaccine would allow protection of more than 80%. Also read: Monkeypox virus – Fever, pain, pustules: what are the symptoms of monkey pox?

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