According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, the monkeypox virus, which was detected in more than 1600 countries in 39 countries around the world, started to surround Turkey as well. The first case after Greece and Georgia was seen this time in Bulgaria. The Monkeypox virus was seen in 30 countries less than a month after the first case was detected in London on 4 May and continues to spread.
Detected in Two People in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Ministry of Health announced that the monkeypox virus was detected in two people for the first time in the country. In a written statement from the ministry, it was reported that the diagnoses of two men, aged 41 and 44, were finalized. In the statement, it was stated that two people who contracted the monkeypox virus were treated in different hospitals in the capital Sofia. Noting that these people had visited Spain and England before, the authorities announced that the condition of the patients was good.
It Also Spread to Georgia and Greece
Last week, the first case was detected in Georgia. In the statement made by the authorized institutions in Georgia, it was stated that “the virus was detected in a person traveling in the European region.” Two weeks ago, the first case was seen in Greece. In the statement made by the Greek authorities, it was noted that the condition of the male patient who recently traveled to Portugal is good.
How is Monkeypox Transmitted?
Known as one of the rare diseases caused by an endemic virus, monkeypox is divided into 2 types: Congo and West Africa. The virus, which is usually transmitted from animal to human and rarely from person to person, can cause high fever and itchy blisters on the body. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1600 cases have been detected so far in 39 countries around the world. It was stated that Europe continues to be the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic.