Monkey pox outbreak
it has said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated - without naming any countries - and warned that more cases are likely to be reported.
Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.
Pictures of people with Monkey Pox which has been reported in 12 countries in Europe and America.
Here's a list of countries
EUROPE: Spain, Portugal, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland.
A World Health Organization (WHO) expert and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr David Heymann says cases are linked to sexual contact.
Monkey Pox has no cure at the moment.
“What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread, as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,” Heyman said.
A top European health official warned on May 20 that cases of the rare monkeypox virus could accelerate in the coming months
The virus comes from wild animals, including rodents and primates, but can occasionally transfer to humans.
People with severe cases can also develop rash and pus-filled lesions on the face, palms of the hands and other body parts.
The virus does not spread easily between people, though officials have said transmission can occur through contact with body fluids, Monkeypox sores, items that have been contaminated with fluids or sores such as clothing and bedding, or through respiratory droplets following prolonged face-to-face contact.
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