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"Almost 14,000 confirmed #monkeypox cases have now been reported to WHO this year, from more than 70 countries and territories. So far, 5 deaths have been reported, all in Africa. @WHO will continue to do everything we can to support countries to stop transmission and save lives," Tedros said in a tweet.
As per WHO advisory group, early investigations suggested that the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan played an important role early in the amplification of the pandemic with several of the patients first detected in December 2019 having had a link to the market and environmental samples from the market testing positive for SARS-CoV-2.
WHO said the theory that the Covid virus might have escaped from a laboratory needs ‘further investigations’. The origins of Covid has remained the subject of a political and scientific debate with scientists and politicians globally. WHO in its initial assessment stated that it was ‘extremely unlikely’ that Covid might have spilled from a lab.
British health officials have so far reported more than 300 monkeypox cases across the country Beyond Africa, the UK has the biggest identified outbreak of the disease, with the majority of infections in gay and bisexual men The WHO said that more than two dozen countries that haven't previously identified monkeypox cases reported 780 case