More than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in 78 countries worldwide since early May in 78 countries worldwide since early May, 70% in Europe and 25% in America, according to information from the WHO.
Spain is where the most cases reported in the world, with 3,595 infections, followed by the United States (2,881), Germany (2,410), United Kingdom (2,208) and France (1,567).
10% of cases require hospitalization to manage pain caused by infection in patients.
This is how the monkey virus spreads
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox is spread in several ways. Viruses can spread from one person to another through:
• Direct contact with infectious rashes, sores or body fluids. • Respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, hugging, or sexual intercourse.
Contact with items (such as clothing or bedding) that have previously been in contact with a rash or infectious body fluids.
Pregnant people can transmit the virus to the fetus through the placenta.
The US health agency added that it is possible for people to catch monkeypox from an infected animal, either by receiving a scratch or bite from the animal, or by preparing or eating meat from an infected animal or using products derived from an infected animal.
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