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The new strain of Mpox virus is “the most dangerous ever”

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A new strain of Mpox virus, formerly called monkeypox, It is spreading very quickly along the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 'Incredibly disturbing'Health authorities monitoring its spread say.

A virus that can cause lesions throughout the body, It makes hundreds of people sick and can be fatal.

According to the BBC, The current outbreak was caused by sexual transmission, But there is evidence that this strain can also be transmitted by direct contact.

According to global health experts. The new strain poses a risk of the virus spreading across borders and internationally. One of them considers that if deal with “The most dangerous breed ever.”

In 2022, the global smallpox epidemic was brought under control through vaccination of vulnerable groups. However, access to vaccines and treatments in the DRC remains scarce Local health authorities warn of the possibility of the virus reaching other countries.

“The disease can pass through airports. Anyone infected can cross the border because there are no controls,” said Leander Morhola Maserika, from the health department in South Kivu province, one of the worst-hit areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. BBC.

“I'm very afraid this will cause more damage,” he added.

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