WHO: Number of Monkeypox Cases Jumped 20 Percent in Last Week

The number of monkeypox cases jumped 20% in the last week to more than 35,000 cases total worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Twelve deaths have been reported.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a Wednesday press conference said most cases so far are among men who have sex with men, though “anyone exposed can get monkeypox, which is why WHO recommends that countries take action to reduce the risk of transmission to other vulnerable groups, including children, pregnant women and those who are immunosuppressed. In addition to transmission through sexual contact, monkeypox can be spread in households through close contact between people, such as hugging and kissing, and on contaminated towels or bedding.”

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