The researcher of Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Margaret of VaHe has pointed out regarding the monkey poxof which eight probable cases pending confirmation have been detected in Madrid, which is a “reasonably benign” ailment but cause “very large and conspicuous lesions” on the skin.
“What you have to do is locate the origin, the transmission and stop it as soon as possible,” Del Val told journalists before his speech at the first International Summit on Pandemic Management, organized by the Valencia City Council.
After clarifying that although it is called monkeypox “it is transmitted by rodents”the researcher has pointed out that for a long time there have been infrequent cases among people who used rats as pets, although it seems that can also be transmitted sexually although it is more difficult to detect.
It is a virus that causes “very large and conspicuous lesions on the skin”, he indicated, adding that for quite some time there have been infrequent cases among people who used rats as pets, now it seems that it can also be transmitted sexually , although it is more difficult to detect.
“It is a disease reasonably benign but very bothersome because of the wounds it causes, which are very large”, he stated, although when asked if there is anything to worry about, he explained that against smallpox “we create a very powerful immunity”.
The lesions “they are local and heal themselves” and there are no “such serious cases,” Del Val has indicated, adding that this disease has been known for years in other countries, especially in young people who had rats as pets, and has indicated that he does not know if in some people in particular causes more severe symptoms.