Washington: The White House state that a coordinate worldwide response is urgently require to stop the spread of the monkeypox virus . And protect communities after the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the monkeypox virus a public health emergency of international concern.
“A coordinated, multinational response is critical to limit the spread of monkeypox, protect people at highest risk of catching the disease. And combat the present epidemic,” White House Pandemic Preparedness Office Director Raj Panjabi stated in reaction to the WHO proclamation.
According to a White House statement quoting Panjabi, “Today’s decision by the International Health Organization (WHO) to identify the current monkeypox outbreak. As a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It is a call to action for the world community to stop the spread of this virus.”
Monkeypox in U.S –
Speaking about the Biden administration’s response to the outbreak, the official states, “Since the outbreak’s inception, the Biden Administration has implemented a robust and all-encompassing strategy to combat monkeypox. It includes dramatically scaling the procurement, distribution, and production of vaccines. Expanding access to testing and treatments, and communicating with communities most at risk of contracting the virus.”
However, he added that given the current situation, “But that is insufficient. We must intensify our efforts to vigorously attack this virus. And safeguard communities in the United States that have been impact by monkeypox.
US discovered two monkeypox cases –
According to Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of cases of monkeypox in the US may increase before it declines.
We anticipate that there will be more cases before there are fewer as testing and information are scaled up, Walensky told The Washington Post.
The severity of the crisis may not yet be known with any certainty, Walensky continued. The director stated, “I don’t believe we currently have a consistent estimate.
However, the director did mention that on Friday, the US discovered two monkey pox cases in kids for first time. According to a statement from the CDC, the two cases are unrelate and were probably spread inside households.
Over 2,800 confirmed cases of monkeypox –
The organisation claimed that the kids are receiving treatment and are in good health. Although they had contact with other people. The CDC is still looking into it even though both of them are doing fine, Walensky continued. According to CDC data, there have been over 2,800 confirm cases of monkeypox in the United States as of July 22.
More than 50% of the eligible population in New York City & more than 70% of the eligible population in Washington, DC, he claimed, already had access to a first dose of vaccination.
A uncommon viral illness called monkey pox is typically spread via bodily fluids, respiratory droplets, and other contaminated items. Normal symptoms of the illness include fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.
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