More than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in 78 countries around the world since the beginning of May in 78 countries around the world since the beginning of May, 70% in Europe and 25% in America, according to information from the WHO.
Spain is where the most cases have been reported in the world, with 3,595 infections, followed by the United States (2,881), Germany (2,410), the United Kingdom (2,208) and France (1,567).
10% of the cases have required hospital admission to manage the pain caused by the infection in the patients.
This is how the monkey virus spreads
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox spreads in several ways. Viruses can be spread from one person to another through the following:
•Direct contact with the rash, scabs, or infectious 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 the rash or infectious body fluids.
•Pregnant people can transmit the virus to the fetus through the placenta.
The US health agency adds that it is possible for people to contract monkeypox from infected animals, 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. .