“We have been in close contact with the Member States since the first reports of the virus smallpox in the EU “We are ready to actively support and coordinate the EU response with all the means at its disposal,” said EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakidou.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and, while at the moment the possibility of its spread to the general population is low, the situation is evolving,” he added.
At the same time, Ms. Kyriakidou stated that “we must all remain vigilant, to ensure that there is sufficient diagnostic capacity to locate contacts and that we have the necessary vaccines, antivirals and personal protective equipment for health professionals.”
“The EU Health and Safety Committee will discuss monkey pox tomorrow and the Emergency Health Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together. to ensure that there is information on the epidemiological situation and the availability of vaccines and treatments “, concludes Stella Kyriakidou.
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