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WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

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WHO says monkeypox cases triple in Europe in two weeks, urgent action needed to contain spread

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"Urgent and coordinated action is imperative if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease," said the head of WHO Europe.

The World Health Organization on Saturday declined to declare monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, its highest alert level.

However, small numbers of cases have now been reported in which the patients did not catch the virus during sexual contact, Kluge said.


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