According to the latest reports published by World Health Organization (WHO), the total number of cases of the Monkeypox outbreak has crossed 35,000 throughout the world. There have been more than 12 deaths. Even though the rate of death is considerably less, the virus is spreading rapidly.
About 92 countries across the globe have reported positive cases of the outbreak. In addition, there is an increase of around 20% in the number of patients who have tested positive for the virus.
One of the top officials from WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday that the availability of vaccines could reduce the spread of the outbreak. However, this is a statement contradictory to what the Danish company Bavarian Nordic A/S has mentioned, that they are unable to meet the demands of the rising cases.
Bavarian Nordic A/S is the only company that is certified to make vaccines for Monkeypox. One of the officials at the firm stated:
“Demand keeps rising and it’s no longer certain that we can continue to meet the demand we’re facing even with the upgrade of our existing manufacturing site in Denmark.”