EU advises countries to review stocks of smallpox vaccines

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 EU advises countries to review smallpox vaccine stocks

European Center for Disease Prevention and Control Director Andrea Ammon said countries should review stocks of smallpox vaccines, which are also used against monkeypox, as well as stocks of antivirals and

BBC reports.

Andrea Ammon also urged countries to review their contact tracing mechanisms and their ability to diagnose the disease.

According to Dr. infected should be isolated until they fully recover.

“For the wider population, the chance of spreading the virus is very low. However, the chance of further spread of the virus through close contact, such as during sexual intercourse among people with multiple sexual partners is considered high”, – the doctor notes.

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