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The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) on Tuesday recommended that the Imvanex vaccine be offered to gay and bisexual men who are at a higher risk of developing monkeypox.
in reportThe UKHSA explains that the vaccine in question has been shown to be effective against the virus and that a doctor can recommend it to men who “have multiple sexual partners, participate in sexual groups or frequent places of prostitution”.
UKHSA Immunology Team Leader Mary Ramsay says: By introducing the vaccine, health authorities hope to be able to break the chains of transmission of the virus.
Monkeypox is not classified as a sexually transmitted disease, but the virus can be transmitted through close contact during sexual contact. Anyone can get smallpox, but the agency notes that the data shows higher levels of transmission within the gay and bisexual men community, albeit “not exclusively.”
As of Monday, 793 cases of smallpox had been confirmed in the UK. in Portugal Seven new cases were detected on TuesdayBringing the total number of injured to 304.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed last week that the name given to the disease caused by monkeypox, monkeypox, will change soonAfter 22 experts objected to the naming of the virus and suggested the application of a new naming.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed that international partners and experts were discussing the best way to change the name of the virus, its variants and the disease it causes “as quickly as possible”.
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