WHO expects more cases of Monkeypox globally

Posted on 23 May 2022

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical forest areas of Central and West Africa, but cases have recently been found in atypical locations.

The World Health Organization said it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported from 12 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the UN agency said, adding it will provide further guidance and recommendations in coming days for countries on how to mitigate the spread of monkeypox.