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WHO investigates reports of monkeypox virus in semen

More than 1,300 cases of the disease have been reported in about 30 countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating reports that the moxox virus may be present in male patients. This could help determine whether or not the disease is sexually transmitted, said an official of the organization.

Many cases of monkeypox outbreak in Europe are among sexual partners, and it is believed that the virus is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact.

However, in recent days, scientists have claimed that they have discovered viral DNA in the sperm of a number of monopoly patients in Italy and Germany.

A laboratory-tested sample suggested that a virus found in the sperm of one patient could infect another person and multiply.

Catherine Smallwood, director of monopoly events at WHO / Europe, said it was unknown whether the latest reports indicated that the monkey virus could be transmitted sexually.
“This may have been something we did not know about the disease before,” he told a news conference.

“We need to focus on the normal process of transmission and we can clearly see that it is associated with skin-to-skin contact.”

Since the beginning of May, more than 1,300 cases of the virus – spread across Africa – have been reported in about 30 countries.

Most cases are reported on men who have sex with men, and most European cases have been found to be unrelated to travel to African countries.

The WHO has recommended that some people – close to infected people, such as health workers – be vaccinated.

Smallpox vaccines, a related disease, are thought to be about 85 percent effective in combating monkeys.

The WHO has warned of a repeat of the Covid epidemic, in which rich countries rush to pick up vaccines. He said he had already seen rich countries want to collect policies without a plan to help affected countries in Africa.
Hans Kluge, WHO regional regional director for Europe, said: “Once again, the ‘I first’ approach could lead to harmful road consequences.

“I urge governments to fight the monarchy without repeating the mistakes of this epidemic – and to keep equality in the heart of everything we do.”

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