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Europe confirms about 24,000 monkeypox cases

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Europe confirms about 24,000 monkeypox cases

Brussels, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A report published on Thursday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said monkeypox cases across continent amounted to 23,837.

Out of 10,288 cases of men -with known sexual orientation, 97% identified as homosexual.

Of the total number of patients, only 670 were hospitalized and 226 required clinical care. Five were admitted to ICUs and three died, according to the report.

To date, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ECDC are aware of 91 cases of monkeypox infection among health professionals, three of them due to exposure to body fluids while collecting samples.

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