Monkeypox presents moderate risk to public health: WHO

TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – World Health Organization has announced that monkeypox presents a moderate risk to public health.

As of 26 May, a cumulative total of 257 laboratory-confirmed cases and around 120 suspected cases have been reported to WHO.

No deaths have been reported yet as a result of the latest outbreak.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe.

AMK/IRN84771682

News Code 187362

Tags

Your Comment

You are replying to: .
  • 1 + 2 =