Are Vaccines Necessary To Protect Against Monkeypox

While many countries caught up in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic look to take strong preventative measures against the new outbreak of Monkeypox, a leading research center suggests otherwise.

Monkeypox is an infectious viral disease that can occur in both humans and some other animals. Early symptoms include feverheadachemuscle painsshiveringbackache, and feeling extremely tired. Typically there are swollen lymph nodes behind the ear, below the jaw, in the neck or in the groin. This is followed by a rash that forms blisters and crusts over; most frequently in the mouth, on the face, hands and feet, genitals and eyes. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is on average 12 days, though ranges from 5-to-21 days. The duration of symptoms is typically two to four weeks. Cases may be severe, especially in children, pregnant women or people with suppressed immune systems.

Jewish TV Channel recently reported that the infection has been mainly prevalent among homosexual males. It now brings further medical evidence that strongly suggests that global hysteria is unwarranted in confronting this disease. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is the national public health institute of South Africa, providing reference to microbiology, virology, epidemiology, surveillance and public health research to support the government’s response to communicable disease threats.

On 25 May, disease experts from the NICD in South Africa said they saw no need for mass vaccination, because they believe cases will not explode as they did in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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