Experts are calling for stronger measures to stop a variant found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that’s 10 times deadlier than the global strain.
After losing one daughter to monkeypox, 18-year-old Blandine Bosaku, who is pregnant, received antibiotic treatment at a rural health clinic in northern Democratic Republic of Congo. When a pregnant woman becomes sick with monkeypox, the disease can transmit to her fetus, shrinking the baby’s chance of survival. Health experts are calling for increased disease surveillance in such remote parts of Africa to better detect the first signs of an outbreak.
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