92 confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by 12 Member States where the disease is not endemic. The countries in which the WHO has registered the infections are Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy , the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. For the cases reported so far, no travel links have been established with areas where the disease is endemic. "Based on the information currently available, cases have been identified mainly , but not exclusively, among men who have sex with men ," WHO writes.

The situation "is evolving", the WHO continues, and the forecast is that "there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries".

Immediate action, explains the World Health Organization in a statement, "focuses on informing those who may be most at risk of infection with accurate information, in order to stop further spread. Current available evidence suggests that those who are most at risk are those who have had close physical contact with someone with monkeypox while they are symptomatic. "

(Unioneonline / vl)

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