“We do not have to worry about monkeypox”. Thus Francesco Vaia, general director of the Inmi Spallanzani of Rome, guest of a meeting of the Foreign Press Association. Of the 6 cases of “monkeypox” that we have ascertained, the first are already recovering. My goal is to empower people to fight the disease and not depress them. “” We took a leap forward: it is transmitted from man to man. The patients ascertained at Spallanzani are 6, we have the virus in culture and in days we will have the isolate of the virus in hand and we could carry out complete experiments. This is a distant relative of the smallpox we have knownwhat manifests itself today is a disease that we are able to contain at this time. Who did anti-smallpox before 1981 is protected by Monkeypox? Probably largely yesbut first the viral isolate must be verified and then we will be able to answer the question if the vaccination covers and in what percentage “.
“With the viral isolate – he stressed – we could also test the efficacy of medicines. Those who are hospitalized at Spallanzani today do not need therapy ”.