Israel, Switzerland confirm Monkeypox cases.

Written by on May 22, 2022

Israel and Switzerland are the latest countries to confirm cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of nations reporting outbreaks to 14.

Both countries said they identified one infected person who had recently travelled, but Israel said it was investigating other suspected cases.

Reports say more than 80 cases have been confirmed in the recent outbreak in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.

This outbreak has taken scientists by surprise, but monkeypox does not tend to spread easily between people and the risk to the wider public is said to be low.

The illness is usually mild and most people recover in a few weeks.

Anthony Samuel    


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