More than 1,000 monkeypox cases have been identified in dozens of countries where the disease is not endemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cases are springing from community transmissions.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing yesterday that, more than one thousand confirmed cases of monkeypox have now been reported to WHO from 29 countries that are not endemic for the disease. So far, no deaths have been reported in these countries.
Most of these cases have been found in men who have sex with other men, though Tedros stressed that, the disease was not exclusively found in this demographic, with some cases now reported among women.