A new Claves de Salud event will address the appearance of Monkeypox in Latin America and other regions of the world. The event will take place on June 16th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (Colombia and Peru time).
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On May 14, 2022, the United Kingdom warned the appearance of two cases of the Monkeypox virus. A few days earlier, a case was reported from a traveler from Nigeria, where the virus is endemic. However, the two affected people had not travelled to or been in contact with other travelers from other affected African countries. How did they become infected? You can find out more on June 16th through our virtual event. Cases have also been detected in countries such as Spain, Portugal, France, Australia, the United States, Mexico and Argentina, and case numbers have started to increase. As of June 7th, more than 1,034 known cases had been reported in 31 countries. This represents a record outbreak of the Monkeypox virus. The virus is transmitted between humans, but at a lower rate than other viruses. It was first detected in non-human primates in 1958, and it has never spread to so many countries. The majority of those affected are men.
Many questions have emerged. You may be thinking: What’s going on? Has this animal virus adapted to humans? Are we facing a new health emergency? What do we know so far about the Monkeypox virus? How can we protect ourselves? If I am vaccinated against human smallpox, am I protected?
Please join us for another Claves de Salud event where we will discuss the latest news, scientific research, treatments and cases of this virus. Speakers will include Graziella Almendral del Rio, Internews Health Media Mentor, and Dr. Eva Orviz, who detected the first case in Spain and alerted health authorities. Dr. Orviz is a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Sandoval Health Center – San Carlos Clinical University Hospital. She is passionate about internal medicine as a whole and is especially interested in infectious diseases.
“Claves de Salud” is a series of online conversations with health journalists and people with experience in the field, including knowledge of traditional medicine. The event is organized by Internews with the support of the Center For Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), local partner organizations, and the Internews Health Journalism Network (HJN).