The first possible case of smallpox was identified in Greece

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 80 confirmed cases of smallpox have been recorded and about 50 more cases are being investigated.

Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Saturday that the country’s first case of smallpox has likely been registered, but laboratory test results are still awaited.

He explained that the English tourist was the one who was placed with his companion who did not show symptoms in Atticon Hospital, where they were examined and given treatment as needed, and the samples received were sent to the laboratory, and their results will arrive on Monday.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 80 confirmed cases of smallpox are currently being reported, and about 50 other cases are being investigated, but the outbreaks reported from 11 countries are considered unusual because the disease is not endemic in these areas.

Smallpox is a rare viral disease that spreads to humans mainly through contact with infected rodents or primates, but human-to-human transmission is very rare. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, fatigue, and rashes on the face and body.

According to the World Health Organization, the vast majority of current diseases are caused by a virus of a mild strain (West Africa), which has a mortality rate of one percent, but the Congolese strain can be more severe, up to 10 percent. tast.

There is no specific treatment or vaccine for the disease, but the smallpox vaccination can be 85% effective in treating the smallpox virus, which began spreading in some countries in Western Europe and other continents in April and May.

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A total of at least 11 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have reported cases of smallpox recently.

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