May 27 (newsin.asia) – While US President Joe Biden said that the sudden rise in cases of monkeypox was something to be concerned about, top US health experts have said that it will not cause a Covid-19-like pandemic in the world.
Dr. Faheem Younus, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health said that while monkeypox cases are concerning but the risk of this becoming a Covid-like pandemic is zero per cent. He added that the monkeypox virus is not novel unlike SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19).
A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that appears to have been caused by sexual activity at two recent raves in Europe. Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergency department, told The Associated Press that the leading theory to explain the spread of the disease was sexual transmission at raves held in Spain and Belgium.