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‘Monkey pox’ infection on the horizon as COVID pandemic dwindles

- 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries
More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with another 50 suspected cases being investigated. Photo: Internet Source
WHO warned that more cases are likely to be reported and that infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada, and Australia. Photo: Internet Source
WHO warned that more cases are likely to be reported and that infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada, and Australia. Photo: Internet Source
GENEVA, Switzerland - More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with another 50 suspected cases being investigated.

WHO warned that more cases are likely to be reported and that infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada, and Australia.

Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa and It is a rare viral infection which is usually mild and from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the UK's National Health Service.

The BBC reports that the virus does not spread easily between people and the risk to the wider public is said to be very low. There is no specific vaccine for monkeypox, but a smallpox jab offers 85% protection since the two viruses are quite similar.

Cases confirmed in Europe 

So far, public health agencies in Europe have confirmed cases in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden.

In a statement on Friday, the WHO said that the recent outbreaks "are atypical, as they are occurring in non-endemic countries". It said it was "working with the affected countries and others to expand disease surveillance to find and support people who may be affected".

It is not yet clear why this unusual outbreak is happening now. One possibility is that the virus has changed in some way, although currently there is little evidence to suggest this is a new variant.

Another explanation is that the virus has found itself in the right place at the right time to thrive. Monkeypox may also spread more easily than it did in the past, when the smallpox vaccine was widely used. 

WHO's Europe regional director Hans Kluge warned that "as we enter the summer season... with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission could accelerate".

He added that all but one of the recent cases had no relevant travel history to areas where monkeypox was endemic.

48 Responses to “‘Monkey pox’ infection on the horizon as COVID pandemic dwindles”

  • My girl (21/05/2022, 11:39) Like (41) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ooh boy, here we go again!
    • howzat (21/05/2022, 13:07) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      The spread of the virus in Europe seems to be connected with the use of gay saunas.
      • @howzat (22/05/2022, 13:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Fake news. That was the 1980’s with the beginning of AIDS. All part of the agenda. Howzat? Pretty stupid
    • lol (25/05/2022, 13:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I know right?
  • Billionaires ..Another Vaccine (21/05/2022, 11:54) Like (42) Dislike (20) Reply
    These diseases are doing of Billionaires in co-hoost with WHO. All criminals. . Creating sickness, then invest in finding a cure is a very lucrative and profitable adventure... Its time leaders around the world realized that WHO cannot be trusted...
    • word (21/05/2022, 12:47) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      You cannot read, the smallpox vaccine can do the job, most people already have it, and it's mild and not spread as easy
    • Leaders are in on it (21/05/2022, 13:42) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
      PEF Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility
      I did some research and see how doctors and governments cash in. Now that they've implemented their new Pandemic surveillance called GERM-Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization—team. Backed by the WHO(UN) this will give them power over the local health services to come in and contain and do whatever it takes to suppress any spread. This whole thing is very fishy, they already have a vaccsin ready to go. We should stop buying into what these people are selling, this is more money in the banks for these Billionaires and more injuries to our bodies and economy.

      The WHO To Discuss Global Pandemic Treaty At World Health Assembly May 22-28
    • Poor millionaire (21/05/2022, 15:20) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
      @Billionaires .. another vaccine. You are absolutely correct. This is all part of their WICKED Agenda. And you see where they say it originated from? Africa. They blame all their F$#$&#y on Africa. But the MOST HIGH have something waiting for their M C. Trust...Let's stay focused on these PARASITES
      • @ poor miilionaire (21/05/2022, 21:34) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
        The clue is in the name. The disease was first spotted in monkeys in Africa. That's why they say it came from Africa.
        • Poor millionaire (22/05/2022, 09:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          You better keep all your eyes open ( especially the third one, the spiritual one) you think is by chance they put Africa in all their Fuc&$#y, these PARASITES cook up in their labs. Africa is blamed for everything bad/ wrong that other countries plot, produce and execute. You better stay focus and do some intense research. You sound like one of those idiot a child can sell sand to while you're standing on a sandy beach. Know Thy self. There's so much more l can tell but this is not the platform for it. Just please take a minute and think, meditation, invite our Ancestors energy/ spirit to help you. But it has to be done with positive energy . please try it. Shalom
          • @poormillionaire (22/05/2022, 13:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
            I fully agree. I know you do research. Just an addition not directed at you.
            Do you know how slavery began with the Kazarian-Zionists, and the first Financial Wall Street Market? Do you know why? And who made great profit selling the race out? Do you know that the genocide of black people began as the root races of humanity evolved? Not a mere 400 years ago, but for over a 1000 years, using advanced mind control techniques that infect the entire world with this disingenuous plan.
            Or …do we listen to some radio show filled with the same divisive propaganda, deliberately designed to program all minds…., also used way back then. The same people over a thousand years ago were not dumb illiterate cave men. You may want to start your research there because simply reading headlines and scrambling them all together is exactly what is embedded in their design
    • teach them bind mices (21/05/2022, 17:15) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      finally somebody with sense
  • warning (21/05/2022, 11:59) Like (8) Dislike (33) Reply
    If the UK take over this disease will be here soon after
    • Guest (21/05/2022, 12:28) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      What disease caused the infection of your brain????
    • K (21/05/2022, 14:49) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      What a stupid comment? it seems you were born with extra gene .or one less. you are a perfect idiot.
    • itchy (21/05/2022, 17:49) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lord, there are some stupid ppl in this country.
    • @warning (21/05/2022, 20:54) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      And if they don’t you’ll be yelling at them because they don’t give a s**t about their BOT. You be crying to the UN who are mightily corrupt, with corrupt abusers, the so called peacekeepers who victimize the countries they are meant to assist. Read more than the BVI news. And the current leaders will continue to do stupid projects and leave you crying too. All this “we can do it ourselves” when are you going to start? Nothing moves only the mouth.
    • @ warning (21/05/2022, 21:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shame on you
  • Hazle E Roberts (21/05/2022, 12:00) Like (39) Dislike (20) Reply
    this is racism, you mean to tell me its switzerland the monkey pox reporting from but the put a black hand in the photo as though switzerland is predominantly black.
    • hmmm (21/05/2022, 12:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do us all a favor and go play in traffic……
    • Yep (21/05/2022, 12:31) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      They have done that with almost every "contagious " disease. Remember they made magic Johnson the poster boy for AIDS.
    • Yes (21/05/2022, 13:23) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      Yes. The agenda is real
    • Earl (21/05/2022, 13:39) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why are you screaming racism ? Fool....
    • @Hazal E Roberts (21/05/2022, 20:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ummm..... Why be racist??? Quote From above....."Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa".......
    • @HazelE.Roberts (22/05/2022, 13:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Go online and look at photos of DAVOS Switzerland. Come into the 21sr Century. And then look at photos of England, London. When was the last time you opened a book? Thinking Switzerland is all white shows that you are the racist. What a racist statement you racist.
  • Precious (21/05/2022, 12:40) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Definitely a black hand, so no black people are in Switzerland? We can be own racism. Change the thinking
    • @precious (21/05/2022, 17:58) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am a black woman that have black friends living and doing extremely well living in Switzerland.
  • @hazlenut (21/05/2022, 12:56) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I know. It never ends. Someone told me they didn’t like black coffee this morning too.
    • Guest (22/05/2022, 08:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u drink black coffee and tell us its taste....
      wat does this have to do with anything??
  • Racism (21/05/2022, 13:13) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why use a black person hand in the photo? It have white monkeys too!
  • Racism (21/05/2022, 14:26) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    wait until the united kingdom takes over
  • Faithchangesthings (21/05/2022, 15:11) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Prayer ????????????for covering for the people of Tortola that this plague will not come nigh us in Jesus Christ name amen.
  • And the Agenda (21/05/2022, 15:50) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    Continues. Get vaccinated get boosted get 5 doses of monkey pox vaccines get this get that. No end to bill gates and WhO and all of the agendas
  • What a headline (21/05/2022, 15:57) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you can't see the BS yet...poor you

    FYI there was a monkey box outbreak in 2013...ain't nobody want your f*ckin quaccines...moving right along
  • smh (21/05/2022, 16:27) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nobody taking them vaxxx
    They create another one a more stink one
    Soo ppl can run go get the stabby jabby clot shot.

    Plz don’t even reply bout MP out here
    Jus like the Rona was out years ago but suddenly is a pandemic all the years then
    Had ppl traveling in and out of Africa but 2 years in d scamdemic
    Omricon nobody ent dying as much although it spreading here we go again
    Btw the news like they forget to add gays bisexual and then is who infected in this outbreak
    A pandemic of the gays yuk....

    Is bananas going to be scarce now?
  • Not surprised (21/05/2022, 16:40) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Chimpanzee adenovirus. ????????????

    These mind controlled people willingly injected themselves with jabs that they have no clue what is inside of them.

    Now looking at the ingredients list, it has the monkeypox listed as one the ingredients.

    No surprise there are outbreaks now.
  • lol (21/05/2022, 17:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    80 cases in a world of 7.8 plus billion persons...
  • Correct me if I am wrong (21/05/2022, 17:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Isn’t monkey similar to small pox?
  • joe (21/05/2022, 20:00) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden.

    But its more n most common in West Africa. Hmm
  • dj khaled (21/05/2022, 22:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!
  • soo (21/05/2022, 22:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    COVID take a back seat
    Every news feed now is monkeypox
  • akon (22/05/2022, 02:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If there was a god to give me the power to deal with the wicked. The people y'all look up to would be dead long time.
  • Activation chaos Complete (22/05/2022, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's all have a sensible public debate or Vino can put up a pole on these subject matters. 1. Are the jabs safe?
    Is anyone experiencing side effects?
    Do you believe that there is an Agenda behind the jabs?
    Do you know anyone that mysteriously died maybe after taking the jab?
    Do you know anyone that died in their home of COVID?
    Did anyone test positive for covid after receiving all 20 doses?
    Do the vaccines make sense over natural immunity?
    Would you agree to a vaccine passport?
    Will you agree to be digitally tagged for the greater good of an early warning pandemic outbreak system?
    Will you hand over your rights to be a test subject of any future experimental vaxxsins?
    Will you let your children take any future untested mRNA vaxxsin that may cause myocarditis, Brain Tumors, Cancers, abnormal bleeding, hepatitis, and a long list of what we don't know about?
    Will you let the constitution be changed to allow forced vaxxsinations even against religious rights and over your own bodily autonomy? Your body your choice right?
    Maybe I should end there the list can keep going, I think some of the seriousness of what's plaguing society right now are uncertainty and unanswered questions about everything concerning the jabs, sudden deaths in the community and clear cover ups converning these matters. When someone is jabbed and gets sick seems they get a pass and once your unvaxxed the situation is not the same. Example surgery seems to be denied to some people who are unvaxxed vs vaxxed, there are proven examples of this where a family member of mine was coerced into taking the vaxx right after died. Maybe was a coincidence but another friend of a family member samething and there are other stories like that. Why aren't these things in the news? I don't know. In Jamaican 8 teachers or so sudden deaths in less than a week. Coincidence is left to be seen but these are all questionable and If we hold some discussions around the subject we can get a better understanding of what's going on. Don't get aggressive because you made your decision and someone asks a valid question. How can any debate be so one-sided, one can only imagine this was the case in any court sitting, the accused have no say.
  • Lillian (23/05/2022, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    that monkey deseases is only in black people and monkeys

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