Sunday, the WHO documented 780 monkeypox cases in 27 non-endemic nations, although the global risk is low.
Insufficient clinical and epidemiological data caused the WHO to underestimate the 780 cases from May 13 to Thursday. The UN forecasts the virus’s spread. Hospitalizations are rare.
The greatest non-endemic cases were recorded in Britain (207), Spain (156), Canada (58), Portugal (138), and Germany (57).
Argentina, Australia, Morocco, and the U.A.E. have single-digit cases.
Some nations report that new diseases are no longer linked to verified cases, the WHO warns.
“Although the current threat to human health as well as the general population is small, the risk to the public might become large if this virus spreads to non-endemic countries,” the report said.
This is the very first time many monkeypox cases and clusters have been reported concurrently in non-endemic and endemic nations.
WHO said most instances involve males who have sex with men.
In non-endemic countries, the WHO recorded no deaths, while cases and deaths persist in endemic areas.
In non-endemic countries, the WHO recorded no deaths, while cases and deaths continue in endemic areas. Monkeypox is endemic in Brazzaville, DRC, Cameroon, CAR, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Gabon.
More than 500 experts and 2,000 volunteers convened last week to discuss monkeypox research.
Experts advocate vaccine and therapy trials to understand their effectiveness and speed up disease epidemiology and transmission studies.