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Europe Confirms 100 Monkeypox Cases. WHO Calls Emergency Meeting

There is a stir in Europe after more than 100 cases were confirmed or suspected of monkeypox. The World Health Organization (WHO) convened an emergency meeting to discuss the recent outbreak of this monkeypox, a viral infection in West and Central Africa. 

According to the news of Reuters, Germany has seen the highest outbreak so far in Europe. 

Monkeypox has been reported in at least nine countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – as well as the United States.

According to the news, 24 new cases of monkeypox were reported in Spain on Friday. Most of the cases were reported in the Madrid area. 

Similarly, a 30-year-old man is undergoing treatment in a hospital in Israel. Recently he had returned from Western Europe. 

This infection or disease was first identified in monkeys. The disease is generally spread through close contact. This series of monkeypox cases has created concern.

Monkeypox is usually a mild viral illness

However, scientists do not expect the disease to develop into a pandemic like COVID-19, as it has been observed that the virus does not spread as easily as SARS-COV-2. 

Monkeypox is usually a mild viral illness characterized by a characteristic bumpy rash along with the symptoms of fever. 

The Medical Service of Germany’s armed forces said it is the largest and most widespread outbreak of monkeypox ever seen in Europe.

 A meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) committee has been called to discuss the issue.

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