The US president has been alert to the rise in reported cases of this disease, stating that this type of smallpox is “something that everyone should be concerned about.”
Joe Biden warned, on Sunday, on the sidelines of his Asian tour, that the impact of the spread of monkeypox that was discovered in twelve European countries, including France, as well as in Australia, Canada and the United States could have. “The resulting”.
The US president, who was about to leave South Korea for Japan, made it clear Sunday that he had not been fully informed by US health officials of the US’s “level of exposure” to this virus.
Virus ‘everyone should worry’
“But it’s something everyone should feel,” he told reporters before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Tokyo.
“If it spreads, it would be big,” he added.
Monkeypox, a less dangerous cousin of smallpox, which has been eradicated for about forty years, causes a high fever and quickly develops into a rash, with scales forming, especially on the face. There is no cure, but this viral infection heals itself.
At least eight European countries reported cases on Friday, including France, according to the World Health Organization, as well as Australia, Canada and the United States, countries where their presence is not unusual. It is present in normal times, and considered “endemic”, in 11 African countries.
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