A Greek health official said Saturday he doesn’t expect the monkeypox pandemic to grow “alarmingly.”The number of diagnoses won’t be as great as in recent days. Gikas Magiorkinis, a clinical virologist and member of the Health Ministry’s committee of specialists, told FM agency on Saturday he didn’t believe this coronavirus will trigger a pandemic due to its lack of dynamics.
“The phenomena will weaken after 15 days,” he said.
“There are transmissions within these borders,” he stated, alluding to countries like the UK, where instances have surged. … it’s likely spread by close contact.
Why the long-lived virus suddenly emerged is a mystery, he said.
After two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, social connections have grown, he added.Belgian colleagues who investigated the virus’s DNA in several patients believe it appeared two years ago, according to Magiorkinis.According to their molecular imprint, these viruses may spread for longer than we think.