Monkeypox virus outbreak 2022 - South Arkansas Sun

British health officials have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.

The UK's Health Security Agency said Monday there were now 470 cases of monkeypox across the country

Scientists warn that anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, is susceptible to catching monkeypox if they are in close

According to U.K. Data, 99% of the cases so far have been in men and most are in London.

Last week, WHO said 1,285 cases of monkeypox had been reported from 28 countries where monkeypox was not known to be endemic

After the UK, the biggest numbers of cases have been reported in Spain, Germany and Canada.

WHO said many people in the outbreak have "atypical features" of the disease which could make it more difficult for doctors to diagnose

Meanwhile, countries in Africa have reported more than 1,500 suspected cases including 72 deaths from eight countries.

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