The World Health Organization (WHO) has so far reported detection of monkeypox cases in more than 20 countries around the world, bringing the total number to nearly 200. Describing the outbreak as “endemic”, the international health body said the virus is in a “containable” state as of now and proposes to create a repository to equitably share the limited vaccines and medicines available across the world. .
During a public briefing on Friday, the United Nations health agency said there were still many unanswered questions about how the current disease originated, but that there is no evidence that any genetic changes in the virus were responsible for the unprecedented pandemic. Is responsible.
Here is a list of countries where monkeypox cases have been reported so far:
United States of america: The US has confirmed 11 cases of the viral disease on May 26, after registering nine additional cases in seven states, according to Reuters news agency. It reported its first infection on May 18.
United Kingdom: The UK detected 14 new cases in England on 24 May, bringing the total number of cases identified to 70.
Canada: There are a total of 25 infections of monkeypox in Canada. 10 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.
Australia: The country reported its first case of monkeypox on 20 May after a traveler who had recently returned from Britain tested positive. Another suspected case has also been identified.
Israel: As of Friday, Israel has only reported a single case of monkeypox. This was confirmed on May 21.
Spain: The European nation has so far registered 84 cases of the disease. May 26 saw a significant increase in numbers when the country registered 25 cases.
Portugal: Portugal confirmed 16 new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 74.
Sweden: Till now there is only one case of monkeypox which came to light on 19th May.
France: The number of confirmed cases rose to five on May 25.
Belgium: As of Friday, there are just two cases of monkeypox in the country, which were reported on May 20.
Germany: The country has confirmed three cases, with the first case being reported on May 20.
Italy: It has confirmed nine cases till May 26. It detected its first case on May 19.
Switzerland: It reported its first confirmed case on May 21.
Austria: It confirmed its first case on 22 May.
Czech Republic: The country reported its first case on 24 May.
Denmark: It reported its first case on 23 May. The second was recorded a day later.
Finland: On 27 May, it confirmed its first case of monkeypox disease.
Netherlands: According to the news agency Reuters, the country reported its first case on May 20. It has since confirmed “many” more patients, without giving an exact number.
Slovenia: On May 24, it reported its first case of the disease.
United Arab Emirates: According to local media reports, the UAE has detected only one case of monkeypox so far.
Argentina: It is one of the countries where only one case of the disease has been reported so far. On 23 May, it reported its first case.
(with agency input)