European festivals should not be scrapped due to monkeypox, says WHO

The WHO has urged European summer festival organisers to raise awareness about risks of monkeypox transmission through effective communication, and to detect cases early, stop transmission and protect people at risk. – EPA pic, June 25, 2022.

THE World Health Organization said yesterday that European summer festivals should not be cancelled due to the monkeypox outbreak but should instead manage the risk of amplifying the virus.

A surge of monkeypox cases has been detected since May outside of the West and Central African countries where the disease has long been endemic. Most of the new cases have been in Western Europe.

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