US News: German AIDShilfe calls for a million vaccine boxes against monkeys

The WHO will decide whether the variole of the monkey deserves the maximum alert level

 The WHO will decide whether the variole of the monkey deserves the maximum alert level © Romain Doucelin / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP this Thursday, the WHO Expert Committee on the Malagime has been Meeting to determine if the current flambé of cases constitutes an emergency in public health in international scope. A meeting that comes when the situation seems to have worsened in recent weeks, with more than 15,300 cases identified in 71 countries.

The German AIDShilfe (DHAU) has requested a million vaccine doses against monkeys. "The goal must be to reduce the number of infections as soon as possible and to get the epidemic under control," said Ulf Kristal from the DAH board in Berlin. This is only possible if as many people as possible were vaccinated with infection risk.

Die Deutsche Aidshilfe hat eine Million Impfdosen gegen die Affenpocken gefordert. © Cynthia S. Goldsmith The German AIDShilfe has called for a million vaccine doses against monkeys. "The goal must be to lower the number of infections as soon as possible," said board member Ulf Kristal.

A million vaccine doses are necessary to offer half a million people permanent protection. The organization asked the federal government to order the vaccine as quickly as possible because short -term purchases would hardly be possible in the near future.

The 240,000 doses already bought were not enough. "We do not assume that the epidemic is over when the doses available so far are scattered," said Axel Jeremias Schmidt from Dah. The risk group included gays and bisexual men who did not live in monogamous relationships.

You would have to make a offer of vaccination. However, it cannot be ruled out that the virus will soon also be concerned with other population groups. The Federal Government asked the DAH to work to expand the production of the vaccine.

ALD/CFM

The United States declares the epidemic of variolate of the monkey emergency of public health .
The variolate epidemic of the monkey continues to spread. In the United States where vaccination campaigns are struggling to set up, the epidemic is now an emergency in public health. © ISTOCK A quarter of the 6,600 cases of variole of the monkey were identified in New York State the United States declared on Thursday a public health emergency for the epidemic of variole of the monkey .

See also