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Monkeypox transmission can be stopped outside endemic countries: WHO

"We want to stop human-to-human transmission. We can do this in the non-endemic countries... This is a containable situation," the WHO's emerging diseases lead Maria Van Kerkhove told a live interaction on the UN health agency's social media channels.

May 23, 2022 / 07:47 PM IST
Monkeypox often starts with flu-like symptoms before causing a chickenpox-like rash on the face and body.

Monkeypox often starts with flu-like symptoms before causing a chickenpox-like rash on the face and body.

The monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic countries can be contained and human-to-human transmission of the virus stopped, the World Health Organization said Monday.

"We want to stop human-to-human transmission. We can do this in the non-endemic countries... This is a containable situation," the WHO's emerging diseases lead Maria Van Kerkhove told a live interaction on the UN health agency's social media channels.
AFP
first published: May 23, 2022 07:47 pm
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