The monkey is in the news because it spreads in an unusual way.
According to Amesh Adalja, a senior specialist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Pittsburgh, it is possible for African tourists to return to places like the US and the UK, where they spread the virus.
“There have been two outbreaks in Belgium – and people from all over the world may have been there – and that infected the virus in many different countries,” Dr. Adalja told ABC News Daily.
He said the disease was also rare because it had a profound effect on one social group: “men who have sex with men”.
“It is therefore possible that the origin was from a pedestrian who then transmitted it to the person who posted it on a social network, … [where] there have been increased incidents where people have been in contact with many people sexually,” he said.
“It has been able to utilize the close communication that takes place in these social groups in raves, saunas, and other places like this, so that it can spread from person to person in a way that has never had the opportunity to do so before. . ”
He said that although monkeypox can be considered a sexually transmitted disease, it needs to be in close contact with the body for a long time with the person with the virus to spread it.
Doctors have never suspected a monkey
Medical professionals around the world have faced similar challenges in diagnosing monkeys like those in Boston, according to Dr. Biddinger of Massachusetts General Hospital.
“Where [the patient] has gone [and] with whom we have been in contact makes us think about what is possible and what is not,” says Dr. Biddinger.
Because most patients did not have a clear link in the outbreak of countries in central and western Africa where the virus is prevalent, no one suspected that they might have a monkey.
In fact, if it were not for the news of the outbreak of violence in the UK, American doctors would probably never have found a monkey.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkey has now infected more than 780 people in its 27 member countries.
Australia has recorded its seventh monopoly case, recently with two men returning to Sydney after traveling together to Europe.
NSW Health is tracking people but has not identified any high-risk victims so far.
The WHO has said that the outbreak of monopolies outside Africa will not lead to an epidemic, but considers whether these outbreaks should be assessed as “a potential international public health emergency”.
Such a proclamation, made for COVID-19 and Ebola, will help speed up research and funding funding for the epidemic.
Last week it hosted worldwide research interviews with more than 500 experts, who recommended that viral studies be expedited to better understand the spread, clinical outcomes and efficacy of vaccines.