Infectionist said that Russia is not threatened by monkeypox

Story Monkeypox outbreak in the world

Monkeypox does not threaten Russia, it is likely to spread in countries with a weak level of medicine and in areas inhabited by carriers of the virus, said Vechernaya Moskva. infectious disease doctor Elena Meskina.

“We are strictly monitoring the situation with monkeypox, cholera, bubonic plague and new versions of Omicron. In addition, we are able to carry out preventive measures in a timely manner, — said the infectious disease specialist.

She emphasized that Russians born before 1980 were immune to smallpox because they were vaccinated. The younger generation can also be vaccinated now.

The doctor reminded that the symptoms of monkeypox are similar to a cold and in rare cases are accompanied by a rash, swollen lymph nodes and chills.

According to the latest According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 14,000 cases of this smallpox have been detected to date in more than 70 countries and five deaths have been recorded. Most of the infections occur in Europe.

The Rospotrebnadzor said that there are no new confirmed cases of the disease in Russia and that additional anti-epidemic measures will not be introduced in the country.

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