Bestätigte Affenpocken Fälle in einigen Ländern
May 24, 2022 -
Über mehrere Fälle von Monkeypox gibt es Berichte oder Vermutungen in 15 nicht-endemischen Ländern. Das Virus wird auf Menschen durch Tiere übertragen, die Symptome sind änlich wie bei Pocken, aber nicht so schwer.
Israel, Switzerland and Austria are the latest countries to confirm cases of monkeypox, according to the BBC.
The virus is most common in remote parts of central and west Africa.
More than 80 cases have been confirmed in the recent outbreak in Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia.
This outbreak has taken scientists by surprise, but the risk to the wider public is said to be low. Most people who catch the virus recover within a few weeks, according to the UK's National Health Service.
Although there is no specific vaccine for monkeypox, several countries have said they are stocking smallpox vaccines, which are about 85% effective in preventing infection because the two viruses are quite similar, the BBC said.