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'Highly unusual': WHO on monkeypox spread outside Africa without travel links

Monkeypox: The WHO has said the cases are expected to grow as 12 nations record patients infected with the rare virus. 
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
Published on May 22, 2022 09:10 AM IST
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92 monkeypox cases in 10 days from 12 countries, spread may grow -WHO: 10 points

Monkeypox cases: The virus - once limited largely limited to Africa once - has infected people in Europe and the US. 
Monkeypox: World Health Organisation has expanded its definition of ‘non-endemic countries’. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)
Monkeypox: World Health Organisation has expanded its definition of ‘non-endemic countries’. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)
Published on May 22, 2022 05:56 AM IST
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Monkeypox: List of nations with confirmed and suspected cases

Monkeypox is a virus transmitted to humans from animals, with symptoms very similar to smallpox but less severe clinically.
Head of the Institute of Microbiology of German Armed Forces, Roman Woelfel. Germany has detected its first monkeypox case. REUTERS/Christine Uyanik(REUTERS)
Head of the Institute of Microbiology of German Armed Forces, Roman Woelfel. Germany has detected its first monkeypox case. REUTERS/Christine Uyanik(REUTERS)
Updated on May 21, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: China’s zero-Covid strategy unsustainable, says WHO

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People wearing face masks stand in line for Covid-19 tests at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing.(AP)
People wearing face masks stand in line for Covid-19 tests at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing.(AP)
Published on May 11, 2022 12:52 PM IST
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WHO examines role of Covid in mystery child hepatitis cases

  • "Over the last week, there's been some important progress with the further investigations and some refinements of the working hypotheses," Philippa Easterbrook, from the WHO's global hepatitis programme, told a press conference.
Only six countries are reporting more than five cases, with more than 160 being reported in Britain.(Shutterstock)
Only six countries are reporting more than five cases, with more than 160 being reported in Britain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 11, 2022 03:05 AM IST
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