Monkeypox virus: Spain to order thousands of monkeypox vaccines

After the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) said it would be good to vaccinate those at risk, Spain is already preparing to order thousands of vaccines.

Appeared at the beginning of May in the United Kingdom, the cases of monkeypox are developing more and more rapidly in the world. Today, there would be a total of one twenty proven casesand dozens of others studied.

If the virus was initially confined to the European continent, this Wednesday, May 18, a new case has been identified with UNITED STATES.

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If the severity of the virus is relative, it nevertheless causes severe flu-like states and Rashes.

As La Vanguardia mentions, monkeypox is transmitted particularly between men having sex with other men.

The rapid and significant spread of the virus is increasingly worrying scientists who are now thinking about vaccinate a part of the population.

From this Thursday May 19Spain has begun to prepare the order for thousands of vaccines.

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Who would be affected?

According to the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC), the ideal would be to vaccinate the “high risk contact”.

19) UPDATE: The number of patients treated for suspected Monkeypox in the last two days in Madrid is “between 40 and 50”, hospital sources tell El Pais

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The American health authorities, who fear a strong spread of the virus, also recommend the vaccination people who have been in touch with an infected person.

This is particularly what the Spanish government is planning, which for the moment will only administer the vaccine to contact case people positive for monkeypox.

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What vaccine?

There is currently no specific vaccine to fight monkeypox. However, a few years ago, the population was massively vaccinated against smallpox.

Spain will use the vaccine”Imvanex“, made by a Danish laboratory called Bavarian Nordik. In particular, it would limit the Side effects monkeypox.

The idea would therefore be to reuse the vaccine against smallpox, which has been put aside for decades. But more than 40 years have passed since the apparent eradication of smallpox, which does not seem to make matters any easier.

As El País reports, this vaccine would, however, allow a over 80% protection.

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