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Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic, says WHO -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – This illustration, taken on May 22, 2022 shows test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus negative”. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

LONDON, (Reuters) – The World Health Organization doesn’t believe that the outbreak of monkeypox outside Africa will cause a pandemic. A World Health Organization official stated Monday that the organization does not think the virus can spread to other countries.

In May, more than 300 cases of monkeypox were confirmed and suspected. This is a mild disease that can spread through contact and causes flu-like symptoms. It also leaves behind a distinct rash.

The majority of cases were in Europe, rather than the Central and West African regions where the virus is rampant. So far, there have not been any deaths.