WHO Reports Global Decrease of Monkeypox Cases

FILE PHOTO: Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/

MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that there have been a decreasing number of monkeypox cases recorded throughout the world.

Since the last epidemiological report, which was released by the world body on September 7, there have been 8,757 new cases and five deaths. People say that the drop in cases in Europe and the Americas is also causing global trends to go down.

“The trends are encouraging, but as with COVID-19, this is not the time for any country or community to assume those trends will continue.”

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreysus

There have been 61,753 cases of monkeypox in all WHO regions around the world, and 23 people were casualties.

The fourth person with monkeypox in the Philippines has been sent home from the hospital and is now being isolated. Out of the 20 close contacts who were found, 18 are no longer in quarantine, and one is self-monitoring. These individuals remain asymptomatic.

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