Rospotrebnadzor called the minimum risk of importation and spread of monkeypox

Rospotrebnadzor informedthat over the past three months, the world has detected almost 90% fewer new infections of cases of monkeypox than in previous months. The agency believes that the risk of its spread in Russia is minimal.

“The scientific institutions of Rospotrebnadzor provided the possibility of prompt laboratory diagnosis of all cases of the disease. Reagent kits were produced in sufficient quantities to detect this virus, as well as other orthopoxviruses. To date, the risks of importation and spread of monkeypox in the territory of the Russian Federation are minimal, ”the department assures (TASS quote).

Yesterday, May 11, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, announced the lifting of the public health emergency imposed in August 2022 due to the outbreak of monkeypox. The head of WHO spoke about the decrease in the incidence of it back in October. The organization estimated the death rate from monkeypox at 3–6%. Two cases of infection have been confirmed in Russia.


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