The chances of spreading monkeypox on the territory of Ukraine are extremely low, as Ukraine is not a transit country for travel to African countries.
This was stated by Igor Kuzin, chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine, during a telethon.
At this moment, as the sanitary doctor noted, 258 cases have been registered in the world: 171 confirmed and 87 suspected.
"The virus is really stable, so it does not mutate as quickly as, for example, coronavirus, and the course is quite mild. Much lighter than smallpox. We are now on standby and monitoring this situation," Kuzin said.
He stressed that to date there are no cases of monkeypox infection in Ukraine.
"In order to get infected you need a long close contact with a sick person. And if a Ukrainian is infected with the virus on the territory of the EU, he will stay there until he is completely cured", - said Kuzin.