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WHO : Monkey pox infections rises to 35000 cases in 92 countries

According to the latest report from WHO ( world health organization), monkeypox cases are fast rising globally.he director general of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made this known in a press release on Wednesday that last week 7,500 cases were recorded which is 20% more than the week before.

There has been a steady rise of about 20% increase in monkeypox infections over the last three weeks which he has said calls for concern.

Currently, most of the recent cases have been recorded in European and American countries. The majority of the cases have also been recorded amongst men who sleep with men.he director general of WHO has stated that the world must be prepared for more cases of infections.

In his words, "The primary focus for all countries must be to ensure they are ready for monkeypox and to stop transmission using effective public health tools, including enhanced disease surveillance, careful contact tracing, tailored risk communication, and community engagement, and risk reduction measures"

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Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/08/1124892

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