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Rospotrebnadzor: the spread and scale of monkeypox will not be similar to COVID-19

The spread of monkeypox will not be similar to the coronavirus in terms of speed, scale, or peak health, social and economic burdens. This was reported to by the Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Rospotrebnadzor Natalya Wheat.

Comparing the two infections, Pshenichnaya noted that in the case of monkeypox, lockdowns and remote work will also not be introduced, as was the case with COVID-19.

“It should be remembered that this infection does not spread as easily and rapidly as SARS-CoV2 or the flu. One of the main conditions for its transmission is close, prolonged contact with the patient without precautions, ”she said.

Pshenichnaya added that more significant problems are caused by the HIV pandemic and the seventh cholera epidemic, which began in the 1960s.

Earlier June 23 became knownthat the World Health Network (WHA) has declared monkeypox a pandemic and a global public health emergency. Representatives of the WHA added that at the moment infections have been registered in 58 countries and their number has exceeded 3417, and the rate of spread is growing every week.

June 15 Head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko said that in Russia at the moment there is no need to carry out mass vaccination against the backdrop of an outbreak of monkeypox. He noted that the country has a powerful laboratory base, as well as technologies. which will allow quick adaptation of drugs and vaccines to a specific infection.

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