The Rwandan National Institute of Health (RBC) has released thorough information on monkeypox in different places of the world, offering insight on whether the skin disease has migrated to Rwanda.
Monkeypox has been reported in France, Sweden, Spain, Italy, and the United States, among other nations.
For the past week, new reports of the sickness have been circulating, with investigations taking place in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States.
Thirteen people in Canada are undergoing tests to see if they have contracted the skin illness.
On May 07, 2022, the first individual diagnosed with the sickness was found in the United Kingdom, where the patient had recently flown to Nigeria and is suspected to have been there.
Monkeypox is most frequent in nations in Central and West Africa.
Health officials from around the world and in Europe have are investigating the cases, but the disease’s cause has yet to be confirmed. The virus is extremely contagious and does not spread to other countries.
The Virus Has Still Not Been Registered in Rwanda
According to the National Institute of Health (RBC), the monkeypox virus is spread through contact with diseased animals, humans, or other people.
“This disease is not prevalent in Rwanda,” the organization said, expressing alarm that suspected cases of the sickness have already entered Rwanda.
The National Institutes of Health has also recommended steps to prevent the disease from spreading, particularly among those who have been lost to animals, including avoiding contacting the suffering or sick animals, as well as touching the patient’s clothing or bedding.