WHO convenes emergency meeting over monkeypox outbreak

(ORDO NEWS) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening key experts to hold an emergency meeting. The reason for this was the spread of monkeypox. New infections continue to be recorded daily.

First of all, they are going to discuss exactly how the dangerous virus spreads. It is worth paying attention to the fact that monkeypox is predominantly distributed among gay and bisexual men. The possibility of vaccination will also be discussed.

There is information that the executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, Mike Ryan, is going to be invited to the meeting.

There will be a discussion on a question that concerns the use of a vaccine against a dangerous type of smallpox. It is manufactured by Bavarian Nordic.

The drug, presumably, will be administered to those people whose infection has been confirmed by doctors.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that this vaccine was approved exclusively in the UK in order to protect the population from smallpox.

The results of the studies have shown that the drug is really effective and can reduce the risk of developing the disease by about 85%.

In this case, it is necessary to have time to make the vaccine within the first 4 days after the infection has occurred. Only in this case, the chances of improving the forecast will be much greater.

To date, experts are extremely concerned that the number of people infected with monkeypox is increasing. The disease is fixed not only in the UK, but also in some other countries.

Around the world, groups of doctors have been created who will try to contact infected people.

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