UK says monkeypox vaccine provides a strong 78% protection

London22 November — A single dose of the monkeypox vaccine provides 78% protection against the virus, according to data published Tuesday in England, which health authorities say is the strongest evidence of its effectiveness.

Monkeypox cases have remained low, but the World Health Organization continues to classify the disease as a global health emergency, its highest alert level.

The new analysis reviewed vaccine data from the northern state of Bavaria in England between July 4 and November 3, according to the UK’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The single vaccine provides 78% protection 14 days after its application, while the second dose is expected to provide greater and longer-lasting protection. UKHSA.

More than 55,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far, according to the agency.

Monkeypox, a relatively mild viral disease endemic to many countries in West and Central Africa, broke out around the world earlier this year.

Since then, there have been more than 80,000 cases worldwide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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