According to a Jordanian infectious diseases official, monkeypox poses only a little risk to public health, but since the coronavirus outbreak, officials have increased their vigilance.
This week, smallpox cases have been recorded in several European and North American countries. There have been no documented instances in Jordan, a country with a population of over 10 million people.
Even though there have been no reported instances, Raeda Kutub, the head of Jordan’s National Contagious Diseases Center, has claimed that testing is insufficient.
When asked about the equipment needed to check for monkeypox, Ms. Kutub stated it had been ordered.
This disease “doesn’t spread quickly,” she said.
Warning: “This is a very rare occurrence,” she said.
The World Health Organization estimates that one in ten individuals die from smallpox, but vaccines and antiviral therapies are available.
Ms. Kutub stated that the majority of Jordanians had been vaccinated against smallpox, but just 45 percent had been immunized against Covid-19.
“Don’t freak out,” she advised. As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re on the lookout for any alterations in the virus’s behavior.”
If we keep track of incidents, our data will be up to date and compliant with international standards.
A total of 1.7 million coronavirus infections and 14,066 deaths have been recorded in Jordan.
Several PCR testing facilities in Jordan will close in 2022 due to a lack of demand after no longer providing daily coronavirus statistics.
From May 7 to 13, the most recent statistics available from the Ministry of Health showed that 300 Jordanians had been diagnosed with Covid-19.