7 solutions to stop the spread of monkeypox

The World Health Organization is providing courses of action to reduce the unprecedented epidemic of monkeypox in Europe in the spring of 2022.

Europe is at the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic, as it is the region The largest and the largest geographically It has been reported outside endemic areas of West and Central Africa. This is what the World Health Organization states in a press release sent to the press on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

In the same document, the World Health Organization notes that the risk of increased transmission during the summer is particularly high. However, at this point, we are still far from a pandemic, and grandfather monkeys are very different from the coronavirus, which, at this point, will not require such restrictive measures as the population suffered in 2020 and 2021.

But the evolution of this virus is still uncertain. to contain its spread, We need a significant and urgent reduction in exposure through clear communication, joint action, isolation of cases during the contagion period, contact tracing and effective surveillance. explains the World Health Organization.

An example of monkeypox symptoms. // Source: CDC

WHO roadmap for monkeypox

To contain the spread of monkeypox as quickly and as possible, the World Health Organization has developed a list of 7 courses of action:

  • Actively engage community groups and leaders as well as civil society organizations in Raising Awareness “and for” Exchange of information on how to reduce exposure risks”, In particular by reducing the number of their sexual partners “.
  • urging people-“ Including young people, regardless of gender, orientation or sexual activity Learn about monkeypox and what to do if they think they have been exposed to or show signs of it.
  • Support for organizers and communities participating in upcoming mass gatherings in Europe” To take advantage of these events to share accurate, practical, and targeted information with attendees “.
  • Equipping health institutions and public health teams with Knowledge “and the” Diagnostic capabilities They need to quickly identify, investigate and confirm cases.
  • Ensure that monkeypox patients are instructed to self-isolate during the contagious period of their illness, to refrain from sexual and other close contact with others, and to be supported during their isolation.
  • Immediate tracing of all contacts of the cases and monitoring the absence of any related disease. for 21 days If contacts are isolated. Not necessarily necessary “According to the World Health Organization, the temperature is checked twice a day and self-monitoring” necessary “.
  • use the ” Currently available medical countermeasures “in a fair and equitable manner », depending on the level of risk, availability and importance of the intervention. ” We cannot allow ugly competition for limited resources to repeat the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization is concerned.

For the World Health Organization, implementing these courses of action could” Demystify “This disease is still unknown in the West by confronting the misinformation already circulating on the Internet.

Along the same lines, this will avoid stigmatizing certain groups of people. In terms of public health, this will serve to “ Accelerate actions taken by regions, countries and communities to stop the spread of the disease »By accelerating the delivery of diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral drugs and other equipment.

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