Geneva: The World Health Organization has said that monkey measles, which has emerged as a new threat around the world after the corona virus, can spread rapidly due to having sex with many people. WHO has also warned that the infection can spread rapidly through men who are sexually attracted to each other.
This information has been revealed as more than 16,000 people have been affected by this infection in 75 countries around the world.
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From last year 2019 till now, corona pandemic has claimed around 63,82,183 human lives around the world. Vaccines that have been invented to prevent infection have significantly reduced the death toll. In this case, monkey measles has emerged as a new threat to the human race and to children. The World Health Organization has also declared an emergency over the outbreak.
The World Health Organization has expressed fear that the incidence of monkey measles is increasing suddenly in European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Britain etc. The infection is spread by bites or scratches from rodents such as rats and squirrels, eating wild animal meat, close contact with a person infected with monkey measles, and mixing with water from blisters.
The disease was first discovered in monkeys, hence it is known as monkey measles and monkey pox. Monkey measles is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the smallpox family, that affects mammals, both animals and humans. The first symptoms are fever, headache, body aches, malaise, and feeling tired. Following this, blisters and rashes may appear.
It can lead to death if not treated immediately. In this case, two people were confirmed to be infected with this disease in the Indian state of Kerala a few days ago. Following this, one more person has been confirmed to have this infection yesterday. So far 4 people have been infected with monkey measles in India.
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In this case, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom explained the reason for the rapid spread of the infection. Accordingly, this viral infection is divided into two types. One is centered on Central Africa. The other is centered on West Africa. He explained that the virus centered in Central Africa is serious. Athanom also noted that the infection spreads rapidly among men who have more than one sexual partner and men who are bisexual.
The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study of 528 people about this infection. At the end of the study, 95 percent were affected by the infection through sexual activity. Of these, 98 percent were affected by bisexual or bisexual men.
In an interview to ANI, Dr. Thiren Gupta, senior consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, said that the infection can easily spread to others by hugging, kissing, having sex with them and touching their private parts. Not only this, the virus can also be spread by touching the contaminated clothes of an infected person, Thiren Gupta said.
Doctors have also warned that condoms are of no use in terms of spreading the infection. They have also warned others to avoid using patients’ clothes, used electrical appliances etc. But it is worth noting that studies have not yet published complete information on whether an infected person has no symptoms and can spread the infection to others.
WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the disease has only been reported from among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners.
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