UK begins to vaccinate other gay men and is at high risk of contracting the ‘Monkeypox’ virus, British health officials announced Tuesday.
Experts are considering vaccinating men at high risk of contracting the ‘Monkeypox’ virus, the UK Health Safety Agency said in a statement.
The commission found that it is a high-risk group of men who have sex with men and who have multiple partners, who have sex in groups or go to places where they have sex.
“By increasing the availability of immunizations in high-risk populations, we hope to eliminate the chain of transmission and help spread,” said Mary Ramsay, head of immunization at the British Health Organization.
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief adviser stressed that the ‘Monkeypox’ outbreak outside Africa must have spread to men in ‘rave’ in Spain and Belgium.
In the past, vaccines were only available to health care workers who cared for infected patients or cleaners who had killed germs in infected areas.
The vaccine was made in the early stages of smallpox, a related disease, but it is believed to contribute approximately 85% to nyanipox disease.
To date, 99% of ‘Monkeypox’ cases in the UK have been committed among men, with most cases occurring in gay, bisexual, or transgender people.
Scientists warn that anyone who comes in contact with a person who is HIV-positive or whose clothing or clothing is infected may be infected, regardless of their sexual orientation.
There are currently 793 cases of ‘Monkeypox’ in the UK, out of more than 2,100 cases in 42 countries around the world. No deaths have been reported outside Africa.
Portugal on Tuesday filed seven new cases of ‘Monkeypox’ virus, which means that the number has risen to 304 people living with the virus, according to a study by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
Until last month, ‘Monkeypox’ was the only major cause of epidemics in Central and West Africa, with Africa reporting more than 1,500 and 72 cases of suspected death.
Vaccines have never been used in Africa to treat monkeys.
Last week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the spread of ‘Monkeypox’ in countries that have never seen the disease as “strange and painful”.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus convened an expert meeting Thursday to decide whether the spread should be declared a global catastrophe.
According to health officials, ‘Monkeypox’ infections are usually mild, with most people recovering within a few weeks.
Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and back pain, swelling of the lymph nodes, chills, fatigue, progression to rash.
The lactation period is usually 6 to 16 days, but can last up to 21 days, and once the rash has subsided, the infected person will no longer be infected.
Portugal receives 2,700 doses of vaccine against the ‘Monkeypox’ virus obtained by the European Commission, the DGS has recently confirmed, which is setting up a technical standard that will outline how to use it.