Tanzanian health officials have issued a warning about a significant outbreak of monkeypox in Europe.

According to Xinhua, Godwin Mollel, Deputy Minister of Health, stressed in a statement that the public should take precautions against monkeypox and other contagious diseases.

“At this point, no cases of monkeypox have been documented in Tanzania,” Mollel added, advising the public to avoid handling or eating sick animals or corpses, as well as touching anything used by a sick animal.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that additional infectious instances of the viral zoonotic disease monkeypox are expected after 20 nations reported cases.

Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headaches, edema, back pain, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Rashes and lesions may spread to other places of the body in patients with a more serious illness.

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