UK minister insists outbreak is 'nowhere near as serious' as Covid

Monkeypox is NOT a ‘repeat of Covid’: UK minister insists nation’s spiralling outbreak is ‘nowhere near as seriousas health chiefs brace for another rise in cases today

  • Simon Clarke said he is ‘cautiousbut ‘certainly not concernedabout the UK’s ability to manage the outbreak
  • He said monkeypox spread is not ‘some repeat of Covidand is not ‘anywhere nearsame level of seriousness
  • UK health bosses are set to announce more cases today after warning on Friday that the number will rise
  • Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the Treasury, this morning said he is 'cautious' but 'certainly not concerned' about the UK's ability to manage the outbreak, which had been detected in 20 Britons by Friday

    Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the Treasury, this morning said he is ‘cautiousbut ‘certainly not concernedabout the UK’s ability to manage the outbreak, which had been detected in 20 Britons by Friday

    The global monkeypox outbreak is ‘not a repeat of Covid’, a Government official said today as the virus spreads to more than a dozen countries.

    Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the Treasury, this morning said he is ‘cautiousbut ‘certainly not concernedabout the UK’s ability to manage the outbreak, which had been detected in 20 Britons by Friday.

    Egli ha detto: ‘We are certainly not in a position where I would in anyway worry the public that this is some repeat of Covid, because it certainly does not appear to be anywhere near the same platform of seriousness.

    Leading experts are adamant monkeypox won’t spiral out of control like the coronavirus, which forced the nation into two years of economically-crippling restrictions. però, they have called the UK’s escalating situation ‘undoubtedly worryingand ‘unprecedented’.

    UK health bosses are set to announce more cases today after warning on Friday that the number will continue to rise.

    High-risk close contacts — which includes anyone who has spent a night under the same roof as an infected person — have been told to self-isolate for three weeks and to avoid contact with children, who are thought to be more at risk from the virus.

    Monkeypox, che di solito è avvistato solo in Africa, has spread to at least 16 paesi compresi gli Stati Uniti, Francia e Spagna, with Argentina becoming the latest nation to announce a suspected case.

    L'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (OMS) said it had been informed of 92 confirmed cases by Saturday and 28 suspected infections, most of which have been detected in Europe.

    But the true toll will be many times higher, with experts admitting community transmission means some of the spread is going undetected.

    Eleven more Britons have been diagnosed with monkeypox and all but one of them appear to have contracted it in the UK. Il paziente originario del Regno Unito aveva riportato il virus dalla Nigeria, dove la malattia è diffusa. The UK has now logged 20 casi

    Eleven more Britons have been diagnosed with monkeypox and all but one of them appear to have contracted it in the UK. Il paziente originario del Regno Unito aveva riportato il virus dalla Nigeria, dove la malattia è diffusa. The UK has now logged 20 casi

    Cronologia del vaiolo delle scimmie nel Regno Unito

    1958: Il vaiolo delle scimmie è stato scoperto per la prima volta quando si è verificato un focolaio di una malattia simile al vaiolo nelle scimmie tenute per la ricerca.

    1970: Il primo caso umano è stato registrato 1970 nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo e da allora l'infezione è stata segnalata in numerosi paesi dell'Africa centrale e occidentale.

    2003: Un focolaio di Monkeypox si è verificato negli Stati Uniti dopo che i roditori sono stati importati dall'Africa. Sono stati segnalati casi sia nell'uomo che nei cani della prateria da compagnia. Tutte le infezioni umane sono seguite al contatto con un animale domestico infetto e tutti i pazienti si sono ripresi.

    SETTEMBRE 8, 2018: Monkeypox è apparso per la prima volta nel Regno Unito in un ufficiale di marina nigeriano che stava visitando la Cornovaglia per l'addestramento. Sono stati curati al Royal Free Hospital di Londra.

    SETTEMBRE 11, 2018: Un secondo caso di vaiolo delle scimmie nel Regno Unito è confermato a Blackpool. Non vi è alcun collegamento con il primo caso in Cornovaglia. Anziché, si pensa che il paziente abbia contratto l'infezione durante un viaggio in Nigeria. Sono stati curati al Blackpool Victoria Hospital e al Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

    SETTEMBRE 26, 2018: A una terza persona viene diagnosticato il vaiolo delle scimmie. L'individuo ha lavorato al Blackpool Victoria Hospital e ha curato il secondo caso di Monkeypox. Hanno ricevuto cure presso la Royal Victoria Infirmary di Newcastle.

    DICEMBRE 3, 2019: A un paziente è stato diagnosticato il vaiolo delle scimmie in Inghilterra, segnando il quarto caso in assoluto.

    Maggio 25, 2021: Due casi di vaiolo delle scimmie sono stati identificati nel nord del Galles. Entrambi i pazienti avevano collegamenti di viaggio in Nigeria.

    Una terza persona che viveva con uno dei casi è stata diagnosticata e ricoverata in ospedale, portando il numero totale di sempre a sette.

    MAGGIO 7, 2022: A una persona è stato diagnosticato il Monkeypox in Inghilterra dopo aver viaggiato di recente in Nigeria. La persona ha ricevuto cure presso l'unità esperta di malattie infettive di Guy's e St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust a Londra.

    MAGGIO 14, 2022: Altri due casi sono stati confermati a Londra. La coppia infetta viveva nella stessa famiglia ma non era stata in contatto con il caso annunciato una settimana prima.

    Una di queste persone ha ricevuto cure presso l'unità di esperti in malattie infettive del St Mary's Hospital di Londra. L'altro isolato in casa e non ha avuto bisogno di cure ospedaliere.

    MAGGIO 16, 2022: Sono stati annunciati altri quattro casi, portando il totale del Regno Unito a sette. Tre di questi casi sono a Londra, mentre uno dei loro contatti è infetto nel nord-est dell'Inghilterra.

    La serie di casi è stata descritta come "insolita".’ e' sorprendente’ poiché gli esperti avvertono gli uomini gay e bisessuali di prestare attenzione a nuove eruzioni cutanee.

    MAGGIO 19, 2022: Sono stati rivelati altri due casi, senza collegamenti di viaggio o collegamenti ad altri casi. I casi erano basati nel sud-est ea Londra. Cominciarono a crescere i timori che le infezioni non venissero rilevate.

    MAGGIO 20, 2022: Eleven more cases are announced, meaning Britain’s monkeypox outbreak have doubled to 20. I ministri discutono della possibilità di una campagna di salute pubblica per avvertire gli uomini gay che la malattia potrebbe essere più diffusa per loro.

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    Parlando con Sky News, Mr Clarke said: ‘As with any new disease, and obviously after the Covid pandemic doubly so, we continue to monitor this very closely.

    ‘I would say I am cautious but I am certainly not concerned about our ability to handle the situation.

    ‘There is a vaccine which is available and works for monkeypox, and all the evidence is that it is spread by physical contact.

    ‘That being the case, the risk of community transmission is much lower, we have a working vaccine, if people present with symptoms or have very close contact, then we are advising that they quarantine for three weeks.

    ‘But the threshold for that is quite high — it really does have to be close physical or sexual contact.

    Mr Clarke said he was not aware of reports of a baby being in intensive care with monkeypox.

    Ha aggiunto: ‘What I would say is we are cautious but we are certainly not in a position where I would in anyway worry the public that this is some repeat of Covid, because it certainly does not appear to be anywhere near the same platform of seriousness.

    It comes as high-risk close contacts of those with a confirmed monkeypox infection are being told to stay at home for 21 days and avoid contact under-12s, immunosuppressed people and pregnant women.

    The Government said unprotected direct contact or high risk environmental contact includes living in the same house as someone with monkeypox, having sexual contact with them or even just changing their bedding ‘without appropriate PPE’.

    The three-week isolation is twice as long as the advice for contacts of those with Covid at the height of the pandemic, because the incubation period is much longer.

    People are considered a lower-risk contact if they have come within one metre of a monkeypox contact.

    These individuals, who include those who have sat next to an infected person on a plane, are receiving daily phone calls from contact tracer and advised to stay off work for 21 days if their job involves children or immuno-suppressed colleagues.

    The UK has stopped short of requiring people by law to quarantine if they develop monkeypox, but ministers are considering a public health campaign to alert gay and bisexual men, because of the number of cases in this group.

    Britons are being warned to ‘be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions and contact NHS 111 or a sexual health service if they have any concerns’.

    MailOnline last week revealed that UK health chiefs were also attempting to contain the spread by vaccinating close contacts of monkeypox cases, compresi i lavoratori del SSN, with the Imvanex smallpox vaccine.

    The strategy, known as ring vaccination, involves jabbing and monitoring anyone around an infected person to form a buffer of immune people to limit the spread of a disease.

    Un portavoce dell'UKHSA non ha rivelato quanti siano stati vaccinati, Un paio di scarpe brogue che indossa ancora sono state realizzate negli anni '80 utilizzando pelle russa recuperata da un naufragio di 200 anni: “A coloro che hanno richiesto il vaccino lo è stato offerto.’

    The UK already had 5,000 dosi ma ora ho ordinato un extra 20,000, fonti dicono.

    Belgium reportedly became the first country to bring in a compulsory three-week quarantine for monkeypox patients.

    Keith Neal, emeritus professor in the epidemiology of infectious diseases at the University of Nottingham, disse: ‘We need to take urgent action to make sure the current monkeypox outbreak burns out, including tracing the contacts of people who are infected and offering them a smallpox vaccination, which we are doing in the UK.

    ‘We will need to see how it goes in the UK in terms of whether it is necessary to have mandatory three-week quarantine periods.

    ‘But I can’t see many of these people wanting to go out when they are feeling ill with horrible pustules on their body.

    It comes as monkeypox has spread to at least 16 paesi.

    Argentina became the latest nation to announce a suspected case, which if confirmed, would be the first in Latin America.

    A health official said individual with monkeypox symptoms lives in Buenos Aires and was in isolation while tests were being carried out.

    They had recently returned from Spain, which has seen 30 cases of the tropical virus, with moat having links to single ‘sauna’ a Madrid.

    A significant proportion of Europe’s cases are young gay and bisexual men.

    UN 2003 electron microscope image issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions

    UN 2003 electron microscope image issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions

    The Government urged high risk contacts of monkeypox in the UK to self-isolate for three weeks as cases rise across Britain

    The Government urged high risk contacts of monkeypox in the UK to self-isolate for three weeks as cases rise across Britain

    Monkeypox threat doesn’t rise to level of Covid, Joe Biden says

    The monkeypox outbreak does not pose the same risk as Covid, US president Joe Biden said.

    Speaking in Tokyo just one day after warning the virus was something ‘to be concerned about’, Mr Biden said: ‘I just don’t think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with Covid.

    Monkeypox is rarely identified outside of Africa.

    But as of Friday, c'erano 80 confirmed cases worldwide, including at least two in the US.

    A possible third US infection was being probed in Broward County in South Florida, which state health officials said appeared to be related to international travel.

    Although the disease belongs to the same virus family as smallpox, its symptoms are milder.

    People usually recover within two to four weeks without needing to be hospitalized, but the disease occasionally is deadly.

    Asked whether the US has enough stockpile of the smallpox vaccine, which works against monkeypox, Mr Biden said, ‘I think we do have enough to deal with the likelihood of a problem.

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    The Gran Canarian pride festival, tenutasi tra maggio 5 e 15 and attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe, is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife.

    In Belgio, three cases have been linked with a large-scale fetish festival in Antwerp, which ran from May 5 L'ex assistente di Anna Wintour rivela tutto 8. Organisers said there is ‘reason to assume that the virus has been brought in by visitors from abroad to the festival after recent cases in other countries’.

    C'erano 20 cases of monkeypox in the UK as of Friday, but Dr Susan Hopkins, the UK Health Security Agency’s chief medical adviser, said officials were detecting more cases ‘on a daily basis’.

    The first patient had returned from Nigeria, where the smallpox-like virus is endemic. None of the other cases are related to travel, suggesting there is community transmission.

    One of the cases is reportedly a young child who is intensive care in a London hospital, il Sunday Telegraph segnalato.

    There had previously been only eight cases in the UK since 2018, all related to travel from Africa.

    Dr Hopkins told the BBC: ‘We don’t know where this infection has come from and how it’s come in to Europe. There is no obvious connection in our cases in the UK to a single event.

    A large proportion of cases in the UK are being found in gay and bisexual men.

    Asked why it is being found in that demographic, Dr Hopkins said: ‘Because of the frequent close contacts they may have.

    ‘We would recommend to anyone who’s having changes in sex partners regularly, or having close contact with individuals that they don’t know, to come forward if they develop a rash.

    Those believed to be at high risk of developing symptoms are being offered a smallpox vaccine, which can provide protection from monkeypox, with health officials aiming to give it to contacts of patients within four or five days of the patients developing symptoms.

    Dr Hopkins said the risk to the general population ‘remains extremely low at the moment’, but people ‘need to be alert to it’.

    When asked about the risk to Britons going to summer festivals and children on sunshine holidays, Dr Hopkins said: ‘The risk to the general population [from monkeypox] remains extremely lowPeople need to be alert to it, and we really want clinicians to be alert to it.

    Dr Hopkins warned anyone who feels ill with any symptoms to ‘stay at homeand urged those with a suspicious rash to ‘immediately seek medical care, either by calling your GP or a sexual health clinic’.

    Nel frattempo, US president Joe Biden said he does not think the risk from monkeypox ‘rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with Covid’.

    The remarks come one day after he said the outbreak was something ‘to be concerned about’.

    How DO you catch monkeypox and what are the symptoms? EVERYTHING you need to know about tropical virus

    • Twenty monkeypox cases in the UK could be the tip of iceberg as health chiefs hunt for a common link
    • Outbreak marks the first time the virus has ever spread in community and appears to be transmitting via sex
    • Monkeypox can kill one in 10 but milder strain is transmitting in UK, which is thought to kill one in 100

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    Monkeypox is spreading globally for the first time, in an outbreak that has caught health officials off-guard.

    The UK’s case count on Friday doubled to 20 but the majority of them are not linked — which suggests more are going undetected.

    A disproportionate number of cases are in gay and bisexual men, authorities have said. Health chiefs say the pattern of transmission is ‘highly suggestive of spread in sexual networks’.

    Here is everything we know about the monkeypox outbreak so far:

    How do you catch monkeypox?

    Until this worldwide outbreak, monkeypox was usually caught from infected animals in west and central Africa.

    The tropical virus is thought to be spread by rodents, including rats, mice and even squirrels.

    Humans can catch the illness — which comes from the same family as smallpox — if they’re bitten by infected animals, or touch their blood, bodily fluids, or scabs.

    Consuming contaminated wild game or bush meat can also spread the virus.

    The orthopoxvirus can enter the body through broken skin — even if it’s not visible, as well as the eyes, nose and mouth.

    Despite being mainly spread by wild animals, it was known that monkeypox could be passed on between people.

    però, health chiefs insist it is very rare.

    Human-to-human spread can occur if someone touches clothing or bedding used by an infected person, or through direct contact with the virustell-tale scabs.

    The virus can also spread through coughs and sneezes.

    In the ongoing surge in cases, experts think the virus is passing through skin-to-skin contact during sex — even though this exact mechanism has never been seen until now.

    Quanto è mortale?

    Il vaiolo delle scimmie è generalmente lieve, con la maggior parte dei pazienti che si riprende entro poche settimane senza trattamento.

    Ancora, the disease kills up to 10 per cento dei casi. But this high rate is thought to be in part due to a historic lack of testing meaning that a tenth of known cases have died rather than a tenth of all infections.

    però, con ceppi più lievi il tasso di mortalità è più vicino a uno 100 — simile a quando il Covid ha colpito per la prima volta.

    The UK cases all had the West African version of the virus, che è mite rispetto al ceppo dell'Africa centrale.

    It is thought that cases in Portugal and Spain also have the milder version, though tests are underway.

    How is it tested for?

    It can be difficult to diagnose monkeypox as it is often confused with other infections such as chickenpox.

    Monkeypox is confirmed by a clinical assessment by a health professional and a test in the UK’s specialist labthe UKHSA’s Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory.

    The test involves taking samples from skin lesions, such as part of the scab, fluid from the lesions or pieces of dry crusts.

    Il cancro al seno è il tumore più comune nel Regno Unito?

    It can take up to three weeks for monkeypox-infected patients to develop any of its tell-tale symptoms.

    Early signs of the virus include a fever, male alla testa, dolori muscolari, mal di schiena, linfonodi ingrossati, chills and exhaustion — meaning it could, teoricamente, be mistaken for other common illnesses.

    Ma la sua caratteristica più insolita è un'eruzione cutanea che spesso inizia sul viso, poi si diffonde ad altre parti del corpo, commonly the hands and feet.

    L'eruzione cutanea cambia e attraversa diverse fasi prima di formare finalmente una crosta, che poi cade.

    How long is someone contagious?

    An individual is contagious from the point their rash appears until all the scabs have fallen off and there is intact skin underneath.

    The scabs may also contain infectious virus material.

    The infectious period is thought to last for three weeks but may vary between individuals.

    Cosa devo fare se ho sintomi?

    Anyone with an unusual rash or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia, should contact NHS 111 or call a sexual health service.

    Britons are asked to contact clinics ahead of their visit and avoid close contact with others until they have been seen by a medic.

    Gay and bisexual men have been asked to be especially alert to the symptoms as most of the cases have been detected in men who have sex with men.

    What even is monkeypox?

    Il vaiolo delle scimmie è stato scoperto per la prima volta quando si è verificato un focolaio di una malattia simile al vaiolo nelle scimmie tenute per la ricerca 1958.

    Il primo caso umano è stato registrato 1970 nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo e da allora l'infezione è stata segnalata in numerosi paesi dell'Africa centrale e occidentale.

    Only a handful of cases have been reported outside of Africa and they were confined to people with travel links to the continent.

    Josep Borrell, NOI, Israel and Singapore are the only countries which had detected the virus before May 2022.

    Monkeypox è una rara infezione virale che provoca eruzioni cutanee o lesioni insolite (mostrato in un volantino fornito dai Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie) negli Stati Uniti

    Monkeypox è una rara infezione virale che uccide fino a uno su dieci delle persone infette ma non si diffonde facilmente tra le persone. La malattia tropicale è endemica in alcune parti dell'Africa ed è nota per le sue rare e insolite eruzioni cutanee, protuberanze e lesioni (file di foto)

    Agli infermieri e ai medici viene consigliato di stare 'vigili' nei confronti dei pazienti che si presentano con una nuova eruzione cutanea o lesioni croste (come sopra)

    Agli infermieri e ai medici viene consigliato di stare 'vigili’ a pazienti che si presentano con una nuova eruzione cutanea o lesioni croste (come sopra)

    Is it related to chickenpox?

    Despite causing a similar rash, chickenpox is not related to monkeypox.

    The infection, which usually strikes children, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

    Per confronto, monkeypox — like smallpox — is an orthopoxvirus. Because of this link, smallpox vaccines also provide protection against monkeypox.

    Are young people more vulnerable?

    Britons aged under 50 may be more susceptible to monkeypox, secondo l'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità.

    This is because children in the UK were routinely offered the smallpox jab, which protects against monkeypox, fino a 1971.

    The WHO also warns that the fatality rate has been higher among young children.

    Does it spread as easily as Covid?

    Leading experts insist we won’t be seeing Covid-style levels of transmission in the monkeypox outbreak.

    A World Health Organization report last year suggested the natural R rate of the virus – the number of people each patient would infect if they lived normally while sick – is two.

    This is lower than the original Wuhan variant of Covid and about a third of the R rate of the Indian ‘Delta’ sforzo.

    But the real rate is likely much lower because ‘distinctive symptoms greatly aid in its early detection and containment,’ ha detto la squadra, meaning it’s easy to spot cases and isolate them.

    Covid is mainly spread through droplets an infected person releases whenever they breathe, speak, cough or sneeze.

    How is the UK managing the outbreak?

    MailOnline questa settimana ha rivelato contatti stretti di casi di vaiolo delle scimmie, compresi i lavoratori del SSN, viene già offerto il vaccino contro il vaiolo Imvanex.

    The strategy, known as ring vaccination, involves jabbing and monitoring anyone around an infected person to form a buffer of immune people to limit the spread of a disease.

    Un portavoce dell'UKHSA non ha rivelato quanti siano stati vaccinati, Un paio di scarpe brogue che indossa ancora sono state realizzate negli anni '80 utilizzando pelle russa recuperata da un naufragio di 200 anni: “A coloro che hanno richiesto il vaccino lo è stato offerto.’

    Health chiefs are also contacting all close contacts of those who have been infected.

    Inoltre, close contacts of those with a confirmed monkeypox infection are being told to stay at home for 21 days and avoid contact under-12s, immunosuppressed people and pregnant women.

    The Government said unprotected direct contact or high risk environmental contact includes living in the same house as someone with monkeypox, having sexual contact with them or even just changing their bedding ‘without appropriate PPE’.

    As with Covid, someone who has come within one metre of an infected person is classed as a monkeypox contact.

    This lower category of contact, which also includes sitting next to a person with monkeypox on a plane, means a tracer will call the person every day for three weeks and they will be advised to stay off work for 21 days if their job involves children or immuno-suppressed colleagues.

    The UK has stopped short of requiring people by law to quarantine if they develop monkeypox, but ministers are considering a public health campaign to alert gay and bisexual men, because of the number of cases in this group.

    What if it continues to spread?

    Experts told MailOnline they ‘could see a rolefor a targeted jab rollout to gay men in the UK ‘if this isn’t brought under control quickly’.

    Agli stretti contatti dei casi noti del Regno Unito viene già offerto il colpo, originariamente progettato per il vaiolo. I due virus che causano eruzioni cutanee sono molto simili.

    Una fonte sanitaria ha detto a MailOnline "ci sarebbero una serie di strategie che vorremmo esaminare’ se i casi continuassero ad aumentare.

    Professor Kevin Fenton, Direttore regionale della sanità pubblica di Londra, ha affermato che se l'epidemia nella capitale continua a crescere, il lancio di vaccini e trattamenti potrebbe essere esteso a più gruppi.

    He said there are ‘plans in placeto have more antivirals if the outbreak keeps growing.

    What other countries have spotted cases?

    Almeno 16 countries — including the US, Spain and Italy — have now detected cases of monkeypox.

    L'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (OMS) said it had been informed of 92 confirmed cases by Saturday and 28 suspected infections, most of which have been detected in Europe.

    The most cases have been detected in Spain, Portogallo, Canada and the UK.

    Within Europe, Francia, Germania, Italia, Belgio, Austria, Paesi Bassi, Sweden and Switzerland have also confirmed cases.

    Australia, Israel and the Canary Islands also have monkeypox patients, while health chiefs in Argentina are investigating a possible case.

    The smallpox vaccine, called Imvanex in the UK and Jynneos in the US, can protect against monkeypox because the viruses causing the illnesses are related

    The smallpox vaccine, called Imvanex in the UK and Jynneos in the US, can protect against monkeypox because the viruses causing the illnesses are related

    Is there a vaccine for it?

    The smallpox vaccine, called Imvanex in the UK and Jynneos in the US, can protect against monkeypox because the viruses causing the illnesses are related.

    I dati mostrano che impedisce in giro 85 per cento dei casi, ed è stato utilizzato "off label".’ nel Regno Unito da allora 2018.

    Il colpo, pensato per costare £ 20 per dose, contiene un virus vaccino modificato, che è simile sia al vaiolo che al vaiolo delle scimmie, ma non provoca malattie nelle persone.

    A causa della sua somiglianza con i virus del vaiolo, gli anticorpi prodotti contro questo virus offrono una protezione incrociata.

    Are thre any drugs?

    There are a handful of antivirals and therapies for smallpox that appear to work on monkeypox, compreso il farmaco tecovirimat, che è stato approvato per il vaiolo delle scimmie nell'UE a gennaio

    There are a handful of antivirals and therapies for smallpox that appear to work on monkeypox, compreso il farmaco tecovirimat, che è stato approvato per il vaiolo delle scimmie nell'UE a gennaio

    There are a handful of antivirals and therapies for smallpox that appear to work on monkeypox.

    This includes the drug tecovirimat, che è stato approvato per il vaiolo delle scimmie nell'UE a gennaio.

    Tecovirimat prevents the virus from leaving an infected cell, hindering the spread of the virus within the body.

    An injectable antiviral used to treat AIDS called cidofovir can be used to manage the infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie).

    It also works by stopping the growth of the virus.

    What is the situation with the UK outbreak?

    Twenty cases were confirmed in the UK between May 6 e 20.

    No details about the eleven confirmed on May 20 have been released yet.

    Ma sei dei precedenti nove casi confermati riguardavano uomini che hanno rapporti sessuali con uomini, che secondo i funzionari è "altamente indicativo di diffusione nelle reti sessuali"..

    How worrying is it?

    UK health chiefs say the risk of a major outbreak is low.

    But experts not that the outbreak is ‘concerningand that it is ‘very unusualto see community transmission in Europe.

    Dr Michael Head, a global health expert at the University of Southampton, said the rise in cases is ‘undoubtedly worrying’.

    But he noted that ‘a big monkeypox outbreak like this is still a very different situation to a Covid pandemic’.

    Dr Head added: ‘Given 11 further cases have been announced today, it’s likely there will be more cases to come in the UK.

    ‘There certainly will be further cases confirmed in other countries. The contact tracing efforts by public health teams will be crucial in containing the outbreak.

    Dr Charlotte Hammer, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Cambridge, disse: ‘It is very unusual to see community transmission in Europe, previous monkeypox cases have been in returning travellers with limited ongoing spread.

    ‘Based on the number of cases that were already discovered across Europe and the UK in the previous days, it is not unexpected that additional cases are now being and will be found, especially with the contact tracing that is now happening.

    What is the situation in the US?

    The US has confirmed two cases and is investigating more.

    A Massachusetts man on May 18 became the first confirmed US case for this outbreak.

    A Maggio 19, officials in New York City announced they were probing a suspected monkeypox case as well.

    And what about Australia?

    Australia last week confirmed its first every monkeypox infections.

    One is a man in his thirties who travelled from Britain to Melbourne with symptoms earlier this week.

    The second case is a man in his forties who became mildly unwell days after returning to New South Wales from Europe. Both he and the person he lives with are isolating at home.

    Cosa devo fare se ho sintomi?

    Si consiglia a chiunque sia preoccupato di poter essere infettato dal vaiolo delle scimmie di contattare le cliniche prima della visita.

    I capi sanitari affermano che la loro chiamata o discussione sarà trattata in modo sensibile e confidenziale.