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More than 2,100 cases of monkeypox in 42 countries

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More than 2,100 cases of monkeypox in 42 countries

Geneva, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday reported that 2,103 monkeypox cases have been reported in 42 countries so far.
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These figures are an increase of 818 people since the previous report, published on June 10, when 1,285 people were reported infected.

The WHO has assessed the risk globally as moderate, taking into account that this is the first time that many monkeypox cases and clusters have been reported simultaneously in many countries.

Meanwhile, mortality has remained low in the current outbreak, this international agency notes.

The distinction between endemic and non-endemic countries has now been eliminated to inform and reflect the united response needed.

The disease, according to WHO, continues to affect mainly men who have sex with men and who have reported recent sex with new or multiple partners.

To date, the clinical presentation of monkeypox cases associated with this outbreak has been variable. Many cases do not have the clinical picture classically described for monkeypox (fever, swollen lymph nodes, followed by an evolving centrifugal rash).

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