After a rapid rise in monkeypox cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to convene an emergency meeting of experts to discuss the latest outbreak of the disease.
Sputnik News Agency cites The Telegraph as saying that the meeting’s focus is on how the virus spreads, the high prevalence of the virus in gay and bisexual men, and the current vaccine situation.
Since the beginning of May, monkeypox cases have been reported in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Australia, and Canada. According to the UK Health Security Agency, a patient who recently returned from Nigeria has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England.
One case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult male with recent travel to Canada was confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on May 18.
According to the press release, there is no danger to the public in this case, and the patient is currently being treated in a hospital and is doing well.