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WHO: Over 3,000 cases of monkeypox detected worldwide


According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, more than 3,200 confirmed cases of monkeypox have already been discovered in 48 countries since the beginning of the year.

Mattia Panciroli
Mattia Panciroli
Only one official case of the disease-related death has been reported, according to the WHO. the organization’s committee meeting in Geneva is to discuss whether the monkeypox epidemic qualifies as an emergency situation.

The degree of human-to-human transmission is "probably underestimated," according to the head of the WHO. Mr. Ghebreyesus urged WHO member nations to provide information on infections that have been found. According to him, it was important to keep an eye on the contacts of affected people, sequence the virus, and take precautions to stop the infection from spreading.

Monkeypox can spread further, according to the WHO. The World Organization intends to give the illness a new name.

source: reuters.com