Azerbaijan's Ministry of Health: ""Monkeypox" is not issue of becoming pandemic"

# 20 May 2022 17:40 (UTC +04:00)

"There is no "Monkeypox" infection in Azerbaijan, it has not been recorded yet," said specialist-expert of Health Ministry, infectious diseases specialist Tayyar Eyvazov to APA.

According to him, this is not a new infection, it was found only in Africa and shown itself there: "And now, people take the infection to Europe, the US with themselves as a result of the visit to those places. Such facts were recorded. The rate of spread of this infection is not high, it only requires close contact. Its difference from the COVID is that the virus is not spread fast. But in any case, it is an issue to be controlled. After the latest pandemic, such cases are specially paid attention to. "Monkeypox" infection is not an issue of becoming a pandemic".