WHO seems into reviews of monkeypox virus in semen

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – The World Well being Organisation (WHO) is wanting into reviews that the monkeypox virus is current within the semen of sufferers, exploring the chance that the illness might be sexually transmitted, a WHO official mentioned on Wednesday.

The company nonetheless believes that virus is especially transmitted through shut interpersonal contact.

However in current days, scientists have detected viral DNA within the semen of a handful of monkeypox sufferers in Italy and Germany.

“We actually have to deal with probably the most frequent mode of transmission and we clearly see that to be related to pores and skin to pores and skin contact,” Catherine Smallwood, monkeypox incident supervisor at WHO/Europe, mentioned in a press briefing.

Greater than 1,300 circumstances of the viral illness have been reported by about 30 nations, largely in Europe, since early Could. Most circumstances have been reported in males who’ve intercourse with males.

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