Amiran Gamkrelidze, Director General of the National Center for Disease Control, says that one of the two possible cases of the Monkeypox virus in Georgia is negative, while an investigation into the second case is ongoing.
“Surveillance for viral diseases has been strengthened. So far, one case has been negative and one is being investigated,” Gamkrelidze said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 780 cases of Monkeypox virus in 27 countries around the world, the UN health agency reported on June 5.
The data do not include cases in African countries where the disease is endemic.
According to the WHO, the threat to public health posed by the disease is “moderate”.
The agency recorded 207 cases of the disease in the UK, 156 in Spain, 138 in Portugal, 58 in Canada and 57 in Germany.
There are no data on mortality from this disease in non-endemic countries.
Monkeypox causes high fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, fatigue and rash.