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Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries

Published By World Health Organization [English], Sun, May 22, 2022 5:05 AM


Since 13 May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic for monkeypox virus, across three WHO regions. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing, however, reported cases thus far have no established travel links to endemic areas. Based on currently available information, cases have mainly but not exclusively been identified amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking care in primary care and sexual health clinics.

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Press and Media Relations Officer WHO/Europe