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    China Bio: Cowpox has been safely sealed for emergencies
     May 25, 2022|View:274

    China Bio: Cowpox has been safely sealed for emergencies

    On the official WeChat account, Sino Biological stated that, as the national team of biomedicine in my country, Sinopharm Group Sino Bio has sealed the cowpox after eliminating smallpox.


    A rare disease known as monkeypox is spreading globally from Europe and the United States, which has drawn attention to a smallpox vaccine. As of May 21, 12 non-monkeypox-endemic countries had 

    reported 92 confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox to WHO, and as surveillance expands, more global outbreaks are expected, according to the World Health Organization. Multiple monkeypox 

    cases. Health authorities in many countries are calling on people to seek medical attention promptly after they develop symptoms.


    China Bio said that monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which can be shared by humans and animals. The virus, a close relative of the smallpox virus, usually circulates in monkeys in 

    Central and West Africa, but occasionally in humans. The monkeypox virus was first identified in laboratory monkeys in 1958, and the first human case of monkeypox infection was found in what is now 

    the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970.


    How to prevent monkeypox? China Bio said that because monkeypox virus and smallpox virus belong to the same virus family, the vaccine against smallpox virus also has protective effect on monkeypox virus, and the effect of vaccination against monkeypox is about 85%.


    "Currently, monkeypox treatments have not been proven safe, but smallpox vaccines, antiviral drugs, and vaccinia immune globulin can be used to control monkeypox outbreaks."


    Smallpox was eliminated by humans in 1977, and China eliminated smallpox 16 years earlier than the world. The smallpox virus has been eliminated, is there still cowpox? China Bio said that, as the national team of biomedicine in my country, it has sealed the cowpox after the elimination of smallpox.


    Through the efforts of several generations of scientific researchers, my country has not seen a case of smallpox since the early 1960s, and the vaccination work continued until the end of the early 1980s. Although the virus has been eliminated, the cowpox, which is a feat, is safely stored away for emergencies.

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