Biologist Zverev admitted the laboratory origin of monkeypox
An outbreak of monkeypox will not be able to turn into an epidemic, said the scientific director of the Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums II Mechnikov, biologist Vitaly Zverev, writes TASS.
According to him, the disease that has now broken out in Europe is not very dangerous. “Monkeypox causes a much milder disease than the smallpox virus. I believe that in the near future they will solve it and extinguish this outbreak”, the specialist evaluated the probability of an epidemic.
Zverev explained that the disease was originally found in ground squirrels that infected monkeys. So people got sick. The expert admitted the laboratory origin of monkeypox. “Or someone brought an exotic animal from Africa, a group of people who got infected and then spread to various countries,” he said.
Monkeypox can be spread from person to person through airborne droplets through prolonged contact.
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