Italy’s monkeypox cases has grown to 20 with the nation’s deputy health minister predicting more infections in the coming days. 

Speaking to Rai Radio 1, Pierpaolo Sileri said, “there are 20 cases of monkeypox in the country now. 19 are people who returned from a journey oversea where there are strings of infections and maybe – this is not yet verified – only one patient contacted the infection from a primary patient.”

“The incubation period of monkeypox is a couple of weeks. So, we will likely have more cases in the coming days,” he said.

Around 20 nations that are not natural reservoirs of monkeypox has reported the disease, with over 300 presumed or verified cases, particularly in Europe. 

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