Israel and Switzerland file lawsuits, Spain approves anti-epidemic rules
In the United States, New York authorities announced that a New York resident had tested positive for monkey box virus, was in isolation at home and was awaiting a second confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control.
The New York lawsuit came after Massachusetts health officials first confirmed simian flu on May 18.
US President Joe Biden spoke on the subject for the first time on the sidelines of his Asian tour today, announcing that the impact of spreading bigotry would be “significant”.
Biden said he had not yet been fully briefed by US health officials on America’s “level of exposure” to the virus, but felt “it’s something everyone should be concerned about” because “if it spreads, the impact would be substantial”.
Israeli officials say they have detected the first case of measles in a man returning from a Western European country and are investigating other suspected cases.
Israel’s Health Ministry said the man was admitted to a Tel Aviv hospital on Saturday with mild symptoms, and urged anyone returning from abroad with the flu and skin lesions to seek medical attention.
He specified that the first case of measles in Switzerland had been diagnosed in a man and that the victim was isolated at home following an outpatient consultation.
The man lives in the province of Bern, but was infected with the virus abroad, the provincial health directorate of Bern said on Friday, which published suspicions and laboratory tests confirmed the suspicions on Saturday after -noon.
Contact officials said in a statement that contact tracing had been carried out to identify potential chains of transmission and that all contacts had been notified.
In Spain, the Ministry of Health and the community agreed on Saturday on the protocol to be followed for victims of monkeypox (Monkeypox).
In Spain, there are already at least 30 cases confirmed by PCR test, all linked to the Madrid community and city sauna, which has since been closed, while suspected cases are on the rise across the country, centered in the capital. , Madrid, where there are 15 to 39 suspected cases.
Besides the Madrid community, six other Spanish regions are monitoring potential cases.
The World Health Organization has confirmed that around 80 cases and around 50 suspected cases worldwide are affected by the simian flu.
The disease has been diagnosed in at least 12 countries in the past ten days, including Portugal (23 cases according to the Directorate General of Health), Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain, the United States , Sweden and now Israel and Switzerland.
Smallpox is a rare disease whose pathogen is transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa.
Its symptoms are minimal, similar to those observed in the past in adults: fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, in the first five days. Then psoriasis, ulcers, blisters and finally scab.
There is no cure for gonorrhea, which usually heals on its own and its symptoms last 14 to 21 days.