Vísir reports that the Ministry of Health is trying to give 80 doses of vaccines that may help protect individuals at risk from monkeypox.
Vaccines are reserved for immunocompromised people and healthcare professionals and are not widely distributed to the general public. In addition, people exposed to monkeypox can be vaccinated with a “ring” strategy. That is, the person closest to the infected person is vaccinated to prevent further spread of the disease.
“But not all vaccinated people are exposed, which I think is pretty obvious,” says lead epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.
Þórólfur encourages people to pay attention to sexual intercourse and one-on-one dating, especially abroad, due to the risk of infection. People need to be aware of the symptoms of monkeypox and be tested as soon as possible.
The first two cases in Iceland were diagnosed on June 8, while the third case was diagnosed over the weekend. All the individuals were traveling all over Europe.
Þórólfur expects the number of cases to increase as monkeypox is fairly low infectious and most likely to be transmitted in close contact, but the epidemic is expected, not to mention something similar to Covid. Is not …
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