More than 200 cases of monkeypox reported worldwide

A quarantine ward is prepared for suspected monkeypox cases, in the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. – EPA pic, May 26, 2022.

THE number of confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide has reached 219 outside of countries where it is endemic, according to an update released by the European Union’s disease agency.

More than a dozen countries where monkeypox is unusual, mostly in Europe, have reported at least one confirmed case, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in an epidemiological note released Wednesday night.

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