LONDON—There have been more than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported to the World Health Organization in the current outbreak outside the countries in Africa where it more commonly spreads.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week changed its monkeypox travel alert web page that had recommended people wear masks while traveling.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s investigating more than 250 cases of monkeypox outside of Africa, although officials for the U.N. health agency say they don’t believe it will morph into a pandemic.
The recent outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex, according to World Health Organization (WHO) officials on Monday, while confirming about 200 cases so far.
Israeli and Swiss officials on Sunday confirmed monkeypox cases as the World Health Organization warned that the virus could accelerate during the summer months.
Belgium has become the first country in the world to introduce a mandatory 21-day monkeypox quarantine for those who contract the virus after several cases were found, with a White House official warning Sunday that more U.S. cases are likely.
LONDON—Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.
LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, and Britain announced another two, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.