Monkeypox is mutating at an alarming rate. Coming to a more catchy version?


  1. Monkey pox reaches more countries in the world, more than 50 in total

  2. On June 10, the first case in Poland was confirmed, followed by more

  3. Scientists have determined that the virus is mutating very intensively, which could mean that a highly contagious version of the virus will emerge soon

  4. More current information can be found on the Onet homepage.

Scientists at the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge in Portugal looked at the DNA of the MPXV strain responsible for the ongoing monkeypox epidemic. The team explains that the current strain is closely related to the strain responsible for the 2018-2019 outbreak in Nigeria. Since then, however, he has undergone more than 50 mutations.

The monkeypox virus mutates faster

The nature of the virus allows it to fix errors that occur during replication, leaving much less room for mutations and, as a result, limiting the number of variants. When scientists examined this strain of the virus, they found that it mutated six to 12 times faster than other versions of the virus.

Experts have yet to determine why this is, but they think it may play a role in how the virus has affected the world this year. In recent weeks, cases of monkey pox have surfaced in nearly 50 countries where the virus is not endemic.

Isolated cases have typically occurred in non-endemic countries and infections have been easily monitored by health officials. This epidemic is different, with cases being discovered in mass groups around the world. This could mean that a more contagious version of the virus is on the way.

The monkeypox virus that mutates so quickly has the potential to make the disease more contagious. A virus that spreads through physical touch, contaminated surfaces or very close contact with the body can now potentially spread in ways that are unusual for normal tropical virus patterns.

‘The authors of the study describe an unexpectedly large number of mutations in the virus, but the consequences for the severity of the disease or its transmission are still unclear. We found no change in disease severity in patients diagnosed during the current epidemicReassured Dr. Hugh Adler of the Division of Clinical Sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, citing an article published in Nature Medicine.


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