The European Union is urging countries to develop a monkey vaccine

Monkeys can be infected through contact with an infected person (Photo: AFP / Reuters)

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention has called on countries to develop strategies to control the spread of smallpox, including vaccinations.

“Countries need to upgrade their search mechanisms, their diagnostic capacity for orthopoxiruses, and their availability of smallpox vaccines, antiviral drugs, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals,” the report said in a report released today.

The government then proposes to review the types and doses of vaccines and the status of permits if they need to be distributed.

The report does not recommend mass immunization programs for people who are not at particular risk, but says those who are infected may be vaccinated.

It says that health workers who may be exposed to the virus can also be vaccinated for prevention.

An EU body report said infected people “should not be in contact with immunosuppressed people or pets and should be isolated until the rash is completely cured.”

They said most people should be isolated at home with “supportive care”.

Smallpox has been found in nine EU member states: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. The disease has been found in the United Kingdom, as well as in Canada, the United States (Boston and New York), Australia, Israel and Switzerland.

There is currently no approved vaccine, but the smallpox vaccine is effective.

If the current epidemics continue, states should try to overcome the spread.

For example, people who have been in close contact with an infected person may be vaccinated to protect them

The UK has recommended a post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) vaccine for people with close contact with smallpox.

If it were Imvanex vaccine against smallpox, there would be a live modified version of the vaccinia virus called “vaccinia Ankara” that is related to the smallpox virus.

People were routinely vaccinated against smallpox, but this has not been the case since it was officially declared extinct in 1980.

The latest steps are a sign of how serious the health authorities are of the virus, which is not a major concern in Europe.

The government said today that there were 56 to 20 confirmed cases in the UK, the first in Scotland.

Since the first case was reported on May 7 from a Nigerian, there have been many cases in the UK where the patient has no contact or travels abroad.

From May 18 to May 22, nine EU member states reported suspicious additions or confirmed cases.

The map shows some of the countries affected by the monkey disease this month

Monkeys cases have been reported in some countries this month

Early signs of smallpox include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue.

The rash usually starts on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body, including the genitals.

The rash changes and goes through various stages – it can look like watery lice or syphilis, and eventually the scab appears and falls off later.

Most people recover in a few weeks if left untreated, but in some people it can lead to serious illness.

Young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are particularly affected.

They are If you have multiple sexual partners, the monkey is warned to beware of smallpox because it can be transmitted from skin to skin or from contact with bedding or towels used by an infected person.

Downing Street said the UK’s Public Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) was monitoring the disease “very closely”.

A spokesman for the prime minister said: “The facts we know are that monkey disease is not usually easily spread among humans and the risk to others remains low.

“A significant proportion of early detections were among gay and bisexual men, so the UKHSA encourages this community to be especially vigilant.

“It’s true to say that most people recover in a few weeks.”

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