As if the COVID-19, not yet defeated, another epidemic breaks out: it is that of monkeypox or monkeypox, as they call it in the UK.
Right here, as admitted by the British Minister of Health Matt Hancock, the first two cases were recorded: both, of undisclosed nationality, received the appropriate treatment and were admitted to a hospital in North Wales. One of the two is still hospitalized. For both, the infection occurred outside the British borders and therefore it cannot be excluded that the virus travels, exactly like Covid-19.
The revelation came during a briefing on the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic: Matt Hancok he illustrated a list of active viruses, using the word “outbreaks” in connection with monkeypox.
Monkeypox: what is “Monkeypox”
The monkeypox virus, first identified in Congo in 1970, is not easily contagious, but it has very serious effects on the people who contract it. The WHO explains that it is conveyed by rats, various rodents, small wild mammals in general or the consumption of uncontrolled meat. Initial symptoms include fever, muscle and back pain, headache, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue. Mortality in Africa is around 10% and there is no specific treatment for this disease.
Cases had already been reported in England in 2018.