Scientists on monkeypox alert
Nature: “More than 120 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease rarely detected outside of Africa, have been reported in at least 11 non-African countries in the past week. The emergence of the virus in separate populations around the world, where it usually does not appear, has alarmed scientists and prompted them to seek answers. “
“The number of cases detected outside Africa in the past week alone – which is almost certainly on the rise – has already exceeded the number detected outside the continent since 1970, when the virus was first identified as a cause. of diseases in humans. This rapid spread is what scientists have on alert ”.
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