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WHO reports 780 lab confirmed Monkeypox cases from 27 countries

eAwaz Health

Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it has been reported of 780 laboratory confirmed cases of monkeypox from 27 countries that are not endemic to the monkeypox virus. It said: “It is highly likely that other countries will identify cases and there will be further spread of the virus.” Few hospitalizations have been reported, apart from patients being isolated. The WHO listed the non-endemic countries reporting the most cases as Britain (207), Spain (156), Portugal (138), Canada (58) and Germany (57). Besides Europe and North America, cases have also been reported—in single figures—in Argentina, Australia, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.