Is the world staring at a new virus pandemic? Israel reports its first case of Monkeypox, other countries also affected

Is the world at risk of a new virus pandemic? Israel reports its first case of Monkeypox, and other countries are also affected. Monkeypox, a viral virus prevalent in Africa, is now on the rise globally, with confirmed cases in multiple countries. Compared to COVID-19, Monkeypox spreads differently, and international organizations are working to identify and assist those at risk. Learn more about this emerging health concern and the efforts to combat it.

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The epidemic is already in its third year, and the WHO has already anticipated the emergence of a new virus. On Sunday, US President Joe Biden stated that the Monkeypox outbreak seems to be something "everyone should be concerned about," adding that US health experts are investigating viable cures and vaccinations. Monkeypox, a viral virus that is now more prevalent in west and central Africa, is on the rise in Europe and worldwide, according to several health experts. 92 confirmed cases and twenty eight suspected cases of Monkeypox have been documented from 12 Member Countries that are not endemic for the virus as of May 21st, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and Australia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain, along with the United Kingdom and the USA make up this list.   More instances of monkeypox are expected as surveillance is extended to non-endemic countries, according to the WHO.

In comparison to COVID-19, monkeypox spreads differently.  International organisations are attempting to locate and help anyone who may be at risk of contracting the disease, as well as offering advice on how to deal with it.

A probable epidemic of monkeypox had already prompted the Indian government to request that the National CDC and the ICMR keep a close eye on things. NIV Pune has apparently received a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to separate passengers from impacted countries and provide their samples for analysis. Monkeypox commonly manifests medically with rash, fever, as well as enlarged lymph nodes, and may lead to a variety of medical consequences, according to the WHO.

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