Russian tourists have already been officially threatened with monkeypox – the danger of its spread in the European region and in particular in Russia was reported by the WHO representative in our country, Melita Vujnovic. Rospotrebnadzor has so far stated that no cases have been recorded in Russia, and since the travel of our tourists abroad is already limited … Also, the department categorically ruled out any lockdown and other measures. However, tourism has already tense up as usual – especially considering that a new frightening infection has already been detected in Turkey accessible to Russians, and covid lockdowns also began only with warnings…
According to the WHO representative, the likelihood of smallpox in the European region, including Russia, is quite high – because of the outbreak in a number of new countries. “Due to reports of a geographically widespread outbreak covering several new affected countries, as well as a somewhat atypical clinical pattern of cases,” added Ms Vujnovic. She also emphasized that WHO recommends that all countries make every effort to identify new cases and trace contacts in order to control this outbreak and prevent its further spread.
It should be noted that while the relevant WHO committee refused to introduce a pandemic and did not recognize the outbreak of monkeypox as an international emergency. So far, 31 cases have been recorded among European countries, and the number of such cases is 4.5 thousand. According to Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, their number has tripled over the past two weeks – so the WHO European representative has already admitted that the conclusion that that the smallpox situation is not an emergency may soon be reconsidered.
Tourism, which remembers perfectly how “innocently” the covid began, which inflicted huge losses on the tourism industry, tensed out of habit. Including in Russia – although according to Rospotrebnadzor, we have not yet recorded a single case of a new infection. Moreover, the official position of the department is that the risk of importing monkeypox to Russia is insignificant, since air traffic with most of the countries where it has been detected is limited.
However, as they say, there is a nuance – and a very disturbing one. On July 1, the news spread throughout the media that the first case of monkeypox infection had been detected in Turkey. This was announced by the Minister of Health of the Republic Fahrettin Koca. “A 37-year-old immunocompromised patient was diagnosed with monkeypox. He is in isolation,” the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health confirmed. However, he did not specify in which city of Turkey the first case of infection was registered. Given the fact that Turkey also accepts Russians en masse, there is reason to be alarmed. Read more at the link.
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